Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.…
1. The subject spoken of, Sarai; she that was to be the mother of the Church, of whom, purposely, the Spirit writeth this which followeth to show forth the power of God.
2. The condition spoken of her — under two expressions.
(1) She was barren, i.e., naturally she was so, and that from her youth and first marriage — the fitter object for God to work upon by His power.
(2) To her was no child. That is, hitherto she had no child, when she was now taking her journey with her husband and grandfather. God records the trials of His saints, not for their reproach bat for His own glory.
(G. Hughes, B. D.).
Parallel VersesKJV: Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.