Genesis 24:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:1, NIV: "Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way."

Genesis 24:1, ESV: "Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things."

Genesis 24:1, KJV: "And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things."

Genesis 24:1, NASB: "Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way."

Genesis 24:1, NLT: "Abraham was now a very old man, and the LORD had blessed him in every way."

Genesis 24:1, CSB: "Abraham was now old, getting on in years, and the LORD had blessed him in everything."

What does Genesis 24:1 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Abraham was old and full of years. Scripture often uses this language at the end of a person's life to set up their final actions. Abraham, however, will apparently not die for another 35 years or so (Genesis 25:1–11). In fact, he will marry another wife and have several more children. Still, Abraham's conversation as reported in this chapter contains his final recorded words in Genesis.

Many times in Genesis, God promised to bless Abraham. This is one of the few verses which indicate that God had, indeed, blessed him "in all things." In addition to the birth of Isaac, God had blessed Abraham with great wealth and status in the land. He had not yet received the promised possession of the land of Canaan promised to his offspring, but Abraham was known as a man blessed by God in all things.