Genesis 25:19
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New International Version
This is the account of the family line of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,

New Living Translation
This is the account of the family of Isaac, the son of Abraham.

English Standard Version
These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac,

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;

King James Bible
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the family records of Isaac son of Abraham. Abraham fathered Isaac.

International Standard Version
This is the account of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham fathered Isaac.

NET Bible
This is the account of Isaac, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac.

New Heart English Bible
This is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham became the father of Isaac.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac and his descendants. Abraham was the father of Isaac.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begot Isaac.

New American Standard 1977
Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And these are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac;

King James 2000 Bible
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

American King James Version
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

American Standard Version
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begat Isaac.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These also are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac:

Darby Bible Translation
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac.

English Revised Version
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

Webster's Bible Translation
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

World English Bible
This is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham became the father of Isaac.

Young's Literal Translation
And these are births of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham hath begotten Isaac;
Study Bible
Jacob and Esau
18They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives. 19Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac; 20and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.…
Cross References
Matthew 1:2
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.

Genesis 25:20
and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.
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And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

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1 Chronicles 1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, and …

Matthew 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas …

Luke 3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was …

Acts 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat …

THE TLDTH ISAAC (Genesis 25:19 to Genesis 35:29).

THE BIRTH OF ISAAC'S SONS.

Abraham begat Isaac--The Tldth in its original form gave probably a complete genealogy of Isaac, tracing up his descent to Shem, and showing thereby that the right of primogeniture belonged to him; but the inspired historian uses only so much of this as is necessary for tracing the development of the Divine plan of human redemption.

The Syrian.--Really, the Aramean, or descendant of Aram. (See Genesis 10:22-23.) The name of the district also correctly is "Paddan-Ararn," and so far from being identical with Aram-Naharaim, in Genesis 24:10, it is strictly the designation of the region immediately in the neighbourhood of Charran. The assertion of Gesenius that it meant "Mesopotamia, with the desert to the west of the Euphrates, in opposition to the mountainous district towards the Mediterranean," is devoid of proof. (See Chwolsohn, Die Ssabier, 1, p. 304.) In Syriac, the language of Charran, padana means a plough (1Samuel 13:20), or a yoke of oxen ( 1Samuel 11:7); and this also suggests that it was the cultivated district close to the town. In Hosea 12:12 it is said that "Jacob fled to the field of Aram;" but this is a very general description of the country in which he found refuge, and affords no basis for the assertion that Padan-aram was the level region. Finally, the assertion that it is an ancient name used by the Jehovist is an assertion only. It is the name of a special district, and the knowledge of it was the result of Jacob's long-continued stay there. Chwolsohn says that traces of the name still remain in Faddn and Tel Faddn, two places close to Charran, mentioned by Yacut, the Arabian geographer, who flourished in the thirteenth century.

Isaac intreated the Lord.--This barrenness lasted twenty years (Genesis 25:26), and must have greatly troubled Isaac; but it would also compel him to dwell much in thought upon the purpose for which he had been given to Abraham, and afterwards rescued from death upon the mount Jehovah-Jireh. And when offspring came, in answer to his earnest pleading of the promise, the delay would serve to impress upon both parents the religious significance of their existence as a separate race and family, and the necessity of training their children worthily. The derivation of the verb to intreat, from a noun signifying incense, is uncertain, but rendered probable by the natural connection of the idea of the ascending fragrance, and that of the prayer mounting heavenward (Revelation 5:8; Revelation 8:4).

The children struggled together.--Two dissimilar nations sprang from Abraham, but from mothers totally unlike; so, too, from the peaceful Isaac two distinct races of men were to take their origin, but from the same mother, and the contest began while they were yet unborn. And Rebekah, apparently unaware that she was pregnant with twins, but harassed with the pain of strange jostlings and thrusts, grew despondent, and exclaimed--

If it be so, why am I thus?--Literally, If so, why am I this? Some explain this as meaning "Why do I still live?" but more probably she meant, If I have thus conceived, in answer to my husband's prayers, why do I suffer in this strange manner? It thus prepares for what follows, namely, that Rebekah wished to have her condition explained to her, and therefore went to inquire of Jehovah.

She went to enquire of the Lord.--Not to Shem, nor Melchizedek, as many think, nor even to Abraham, who was still alive, but, as Theodoret suggests, to the family altar. Isaac had several homes, but probably the altar at Bethel, erected when Abraham first took possession of the Promised Land (Genesis 12:7), and therefore especially holy, was the place signified; and if Abraham were there, he would doubtless join his prayers to those of Rebekah.

Verse 19. - And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. The usual formula for the opening of a new section (cf. Genesis 2:4). Abraham begat Isaac. A reiteration in perfect harmony not only with the style of the present narrative, but of ancient historiography in general; in this instance specially designed to connect the subsequent streams of Isaac's posterity with their original fountain-head in Abraham. And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son,.... Moses, having given the genealogy of Ishmael and his posterity, returns to Isaac, the other son of Abraham, with whom and his children the following part of his history is chiefly, if not altogether concerned:

Abraham begat Isaac; for the further confirmation of his being his proper legitimate son this clause is added. Ge 25:19-34. History of Isaac.

19. these are the generations—account of the leading events in his life.25:19-26 Isaac seems not to have been much tried, but to have spent his days in quietness. Jacob and Esau were prayed for; their parents, after being long childless, obtained them by prayer. The fulfilment of God's promise is always sure, yet it is often slow. The faith of believers is tried, their patience exercised, and mercies long waited for are more welcome when they come. Isaac and Rebekah kept in view the promise of all nations being blessed in their posterity, therefore were not only desirous of children, but anxious concerning every thing which seemed to mark their future character. In all our doubts we should inquire of the Lord by prayer. In many of our conflicts with sin and temptation, we may adopt Rebekah's words, If it be so, why am I thus? If a child of God, why so careless or carnal? If not a child of God, why so afraid of, or so burdened with sin?
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