Genesis 25:8
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New International Version
Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.

New Living Translation
and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.

English Standard Version
Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

New American Standard Bible
Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.

King James Bible
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He took his last breath and died at a ripe old age, old and contented, and he was gathered to his people.

International Standard Version
then passed away, dying at a ripe old age, having lived a full life, and joined his ancestors.

NET Bible
Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man who had lived a full life. He joined his ancestors.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he took his last breath, and died at a very old age. After a long and full life, he joined his ancestors in death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Abraham expired and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Abraham died at a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

American King James Version
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

American Standard Version
And Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years , and was gathered to his people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And decaying he died in a good old age, and having lived a long time, and being full of days: and was gathered to his people.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and full [of days]; and was gathered to his peoples.

English Revised Version
And Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Abraham expired, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

World English Bible
Abraham gave up the spirit, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham expireth, and dieth in a good old age, aged and satisfied, and is gathered unto his people.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:1-10 All the days, even of the best and greatest saints, are not remarkable days; some slide on silently; such were these last days of Abraham. Here is an account of Abraham's children by Keturah, and the disposition which he made of his estate. After the birth of these sons, he set his house in order, with prudence and justice. He did this while he yet lived. It is wisdom for men to do what they find to do while they live, as far as they can. Abraham lived 175 years; just one hundred years after he came to Canaan; so long he was a sojourner in a strange country. Whether our stay in this life be long or short, it matters but little, provided we leave behind us a testimony to the faithfulness and goodness of the Lord, and a good example to our families. We are told that his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him. It seems that Abraham had himself brought them together while he lived. Let us not close the history of the life of Abraham without blessing God for such a testimony of the triumph of faith.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 8-10. - Then Abraham gave up the ghost (literally, breathed out, a the breath of life), and died in a good old age, - literally, in a flood hoary age, i.e. "with a crown of righteousness upon his hoary head" (Hughes) - an old man, and full of years. Literally, and satiated, i.e. satisfied not merely with life and all its blessings, but with living. The three clauses give an elevated conception of the patriarch s life as that of one who had tasted all the sweets and realized all the ends of a mundane existence, and who accordingly was ripe and ready for transition to a higher sphere. And was gathered to his people. An expression similar to "going to his fathers" (Genesis 15:15, q.v.), and to "being gathered to one's fathers" (Judges 2:10). "The phrase is constantly distinguished from departing this life and being buried, denotes the reunion in Sheol with friends who have gone before, and therefore presupposes faith in the personal continuance of a man after death" (Keil). Abraham died in the hope of a better country, even an heavenly (Hebrews 11:13-16). And his sons Isaac and Ishmael - Isaac as the heir takes precedence; but Ishmael, rather than the sons of Keturah, is associated with him at his father's funeral; probably because he was not so distant as they from Hebron (Lunge), or because he was the subject of a special blessing, which they were not (Keil, Murphy); or perhaps simply Ishmael and Isaac united as the eldest sons to perform the last rites to a parent they revered (Kalisch). "Funerals of parents are reconciliations of children (Genesis 35:29), and differences of contending religionists are often softened at the side of a grave" (Wordsworth) - buried him (vide on Genesis 23:19) in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre (vide on Genesis 23:3-20); the field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth (a repetition which augments the importance of the statement that Abraham did not sleep in a borrowed tomb): there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then Abraham gave up the ghost,.... Very readily and cheerfully, without any previous sickness or present pain, but through the decay of nature by reason of old age, in a very easy quiet manner:

and died in a good old age, an old man; for quantity, in those times few arriving to a greater; for quality, not attended with those inconveniences and disadvantages with which old age generally is, and therefore called evil:

and full of years; in the original it is only, "and full"; the Targum of Jonathan adds, "of all good"; temporal and spiritual, with which he was filled and satisfied; or he had had enough of life, and was willing to depart, and was full of desires after another and better world:

and was gathered to his people; which is to be understood not of his interment, there being only the body of Sarah in the sepulchre in which he was laid; but of the admission of his soul into the heavenly state upon its separation from the body, when it was at once associated with the spirits of just men made perfect. The Arabic writers (f) say that he died in the month of Nisan, others say Adar, in the year of the world 3563; but, according to Bishop Usher, he died A. M. 2183, and before Christ 1821.

(f) Elmacinus, p. 34. Patricides, p. 21. Apud Hottinger. Smegma Oriental. p. 315.



Genesis 25:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Abraham
7These are all the years of Abraham's life that he lived, one hundred and seventy-five years. 8Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people. 9Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,…
Cross References
Genesis 15:15
You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.

Genesis 25:17
Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.

Genesis 35:29
Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Genesis 37:35
All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said, "I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave." So his father wept for him.

Genesis 47:8
Pharaoh asked him, "How old are you?"

Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers."

Genesis 49:29
Then he gave them these instructions: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Genesis 49:33
When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.

Numbers 20:24
"Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.

Deuteronomy 32:50
There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.

Job 42:17
And so Job died, an old man and full of years.
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Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

gave.

Genesis 25:17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty …

Genesis 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) …

Genesis 49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered …

Acts 5:5,10 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: …

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave …

good.

Genesis 15:15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in …

Genesis 35:28,29 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years…

Genesis 47:8,9 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How old are you…

Genesis 49:29 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people…

Judges 8:32 And Gideon the son of Joash died in a good old age, and was buried …

1 Chronicles 29:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and …

Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn …

Job 42:17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men …

Jeremiah 6:11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding …

gathered.

Genesis 25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, …

Genesis 35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to his people, …

Genesis 49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered …

Numbers 20:24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people: for he shall not enter into …

Numbers 27:13 And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, …

Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and …

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of …

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