Genesis 24:36 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:36, NIV: "My master's wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns."

Genesis 24:36, ESV: "And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and to him he has given all that he has."

Genesis 24:36, KJV: "And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath."

Genesis 24:36, NASB: "Now my master’s wife Sarah bore a son to my master in her old age, and he has given him all that he has."

Genesis 24:36, NLT: "'When Sarah, my master's wife, was very old, she gave birth to my master's son, and my master has given him everything he owns."

Genesis 24:36, CSB: "Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns."

What does Genesis 24:36 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Abraham's servant is describing the reason for his journey to Rebekah and her family. Though they don't realize it just yet, he is also making the case for the marriage proposal he is about to extend to Rebekah on behalf of Abraham's son Isaac (Genesis 24:3–4).

After establishing Abraham's great wealth and status, given by God, Abraham now introduces Isaac. It matters that they know Isaac was born to Sarah when she was old, to establish that Isaac is not as much older than Rebekah as they might otherwise imagine. It also helps for them to understand that all of Abraham's great wealth and status and blessing will pass to Isaac alone. The servant is painting the picture of a supremely eligible bachelor, which indeed Isaac was.