Genesis 25:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 25:11, NIV: "After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi."

Genesis 25:11, ESV: "After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi."

Genesis 25:11, KJV: "And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi."

Genesis 25:11, NASB: "It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by Beer-lahai-roi."

Genesis 25:11, NLT: "After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who settled near Beer-lahai-roi in the Negev."

Genesis 25:11, CSB: "After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who lived near Beer-lahai-roi."

What does Genesis 25:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse says explicitly "the blessing," God's favor and promises for Abraham, moved to Isaac, as it would later move to Jacob. In spite of Ishmael's presence at Abraham's burial, Isaac was the promised child and the one chosen both by God and Abraham to continue the line of God's own people (Genesis 17:18–19). This oath is reflected in God's blessings on Isaac, which continue after the death of his influential father.

Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. One of Genesis' famous wells is located here. It's the place where Hagar heard from the Lord (Genesis 16:14) and was apparently Isaac's preferred spot in the region at that time.