Genesis 22:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 22:20, NIV: "Some time later Abraham was told, 'Milkah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor:"

Genesis 22:20, ESV: "Now after these things it was told to Abraham, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:"

Genesis 22:20, KJV: "And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;"

Genesis 22:20, NASB: "Now it came about after these things, that Abraham was told, saying, 'Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:"

Genesis 22:20, NLT: "Soon after this, Abraham heard that Milcah, his brother Nahor's wife, had borne Nahor eight sons."

Genesis 22:20, CSB: "Now after these things Abraham was told, "Milcah also has borne sons to your brother Nahor:"

What does Genesis 22:20 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

he had left behind when God sent him to the land of Canaan. The news was that his brother Nahor's wife, Milcah, had born eight children over the years. This is quite the comparison to Sarah's one child, Isaac.

The names of these children of Nahor and Milcah, as well as some of their grandchildren, are listed in the following verses. These notes are important mostly to establish the family history of Isaac's eventual wife, Rebekah.