Genesis 25:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 25:5, NIV: "Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac."

Genesis 25:5, ESV: "Abraham gave all he had to Isaac."

Genesis 25:5, KJV: "And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac."

Genesis 25:5, NASB: "Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac;"

Genesis 25:5, NLT: "Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac."

Genesis 25:5, CSB: "Abraham gave everything he owned to Isaac."

What does Genesis 25:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Even while listing various people groups and nations that would come from Abraham's marriage to Keturah, this verse is quick to remind us that the legitimate line of Abraham travels through Isaac and none of these other sons. Isaac was the child of the promise, and God established his covenant promises with Isaac. Other scriptures described Keturah as a concubine (1 Chronicles 1:32), and the Bible is not clear as to whether she and Abraham were married before the death of Sarah (Genesis 23:1–2).

In addition, Abraham left the vast bulk of his great wealth to Isaac, though he did give gifts to his other sons.