Genesis 26:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 26:13, NIV: The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.

Genesis 26:13, ESV: and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

Genesis 26:13, KJV: And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

Genesis 26:13, NASB: and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy;

Genesis 26:13, NLT: He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow.

Genesis 26:13, CSB: and the man became rich and kept getting richer until he was very wealthy.

What does Genesis 26:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The prior verse indicated that Isaac has been blessed by God, and this verse gives details on the extent of this success. Under God's great blessing, Isaac's crops yielded a hundredfold return (Genesis 26:12) even in a time of famine (Genesis 26:1). The result is great and increasing wealth. This is on top of the apparently enormous wealth Isaac had already inherited from Abraham (Genesis 25:5). In short, Isaac was most likely one of the richest men in the region. Like his father, God is making it clear to Isaac that he will be blessed for following God's instructions (Genesis 22:15–18). The covenant God made with Abraham applies to Isaac, and it applies personally, not merely because Isaac is Abraham's son (Genesis 26:2–5).