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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 25:11-18

Immediately after the account of Abraham's death, Moses begins the story of Isaac (Gen. 25:11), and tells us where he dwelt and how remarkably God blessed him. Note, The blessing of Abraham did not die with him, but survived to all the children of the promise. But he presently digresses from the story of Isaac, to give a short account of Ishmael, forasmuch as he also was a son of Abraham, and God had made some promises concerning him, which it was requisite we should know the accomplishment... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:11

And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac ,.... Yet more and more, both with spiritual and temporal blessings; showing hereby, that, though Abraham was dead, he was not unmindful of his covenant, which should be established with Isaac, Genesis 17:19 , and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi ; which was near the wilderness of Beersheba and Paran, where Ishmael dwelt; so that they were not far from one another, see Genesis 16:14 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:11

God blessed his son Isaac - The peculiar blessings and influences by which Abraham had been distinguished now rested upon Isaac; but how little do we hear in him of the work of faith, the patience of hope, and the labor of love! Only one Abraham and one Christ ever appeared among men; there have been some successful imitators, there should have been many. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:1-11

The last days of Abraham. I. ABRAHAM 'S OLD AGE . 1. The taking of a second wife . 2. The making of his will . II. ABRAHAM 'S DEATH . 1. Before death . The age to which the patriarch had attained was— 2. At death . His end was peaceful; he "breathed out his spirit" into the hands of Jehovah. So did Isaac ( Genesis 35:29 ), Jacob ( Genesis 49:33 ), David ( Psalms 31:5 ), Christ ( Luke 23:46 ). "Mark the perfect, and behold the upright" ( ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:1-18

The line of blessing. Although Abraham has many descendants, he carefully distinguishes the line of the Divine blessing. His peaceful end at 175 years set the seal upon a long life of faith and fellowship with God. His two sons, Isaac and Ishmael, met at their father's grave, although living apart. The influence of such a character as Abraham's is very elevating and healing, even in the sphere of the world. Ishmael is not entirely forgotten, but Isaac, as the true heir of Abraham, hands on... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:11

And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God — Elohim; whence the preceding section is ascribed to the Elohist; but the general name of God is here employed because the statement partakes merely of the nature of an intimation that the Divine blessing descended upon Isaac by inheritance (Hengstenberg), and the particular blessing of which the historian speaks is not so much the spiritual and eternal blessings of the covenant, as the material and temporal prosperity with which... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 25:1-11

- The Death of Abraham1. קטוּרה qeṭûrâh, “Qeturah, incense.”2. זמרן zı̂mrān, “Zimran, celebrated in song.” יקשׁן yāqshān, “Joqshan, fowler.” מדן medān, “Medan, judge.” מדין mı̂dyān, “Midian, one who measures.” לאבק yı̂shbāq, “Jishbaq, he leaves.” שׁוּח shûach, “Shuach, pit.”3. לטוּשׁם leṭûshı̂ym, “Letushim, hammered, sharpened.” לאמים le'umı̂ym, “Leummim, peoples.”4. עיפה ‛êypâh, “‘Ephah, darkness.” עפר ‛êper, “‘Epher, dust.” אבידע 'ǎbı̂ydā‛, “Abida‘, father of knowledge.”... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 25:11-12

Genesis 25:11-12 . God blessed Isaac For the blessing of Abraham did not die with him, but was perpetuated to his posterity, and especially to the children of the promise. The generations of Ishmael God had made some promises concerning him, and this account of his posterity is given that we may know the accomplishment of them. He had twelve sons, the names of whom are here recorded; two of them, Midian and Kedan, we often read of in Scripture. They are termed twelve princes, Genesis... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:1-18

Abraham’s other descendants (25:1-18)Before continuing the story of Isaac, the writer concludes the story of Abraham with a summary of his other descendants. Besides having a relationship with Hagar, Abraham had taken a minor wife, Keturah (1 Chronicles 1:28,1 Chronicles 1:32). But since Isaac was the promised heir, only he could remain in Canaan and receive Abraham’s inheritance. Abraham therefore gave gifts to his minor wives and their children and sent them off to establish independent lives... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 25:11

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 . well. Hebrew. beer. See note on Genesis 21:19 . Lahai-roi. Compare Genesis 16:14 ; Genesis 24:62 . read more

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