Genesis 26:5
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New International Version
because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions."

New Living Translation
I will do this because Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions."

English Standard Version
because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.”

New American Standard Bible
because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws."

King James Bible
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My mandate, My commands, My statutes, and My instructions."

International Standard Version
I'm going to do this because Abraham did what I told him to do. He kept my instructions, commands, statutes, and laws."

NET Bible
All this will come to pass because Abraham obeyed me and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bless you because Abraham obeyed me and completed the duties, commands, laws, and instructions I gave him."

Jubilee Bible 2000
because Abraham hearkened unto my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

King James 2000 Bible
Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

American King James Version
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

American Standard Version
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and commandments, and observed my ceremonies and laws.

Darby Bible Translation
because that Abraham hearkened to my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

English Revised Version
because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

World English Bible
because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

Young's Literal Translation
because that Abraham hath hearkened to My voice, and keepeth My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:1-5 Isaac had been trained up in a believing dependence upon the Divine grant of the land of Canaan to him and his heirs; and now that there is a famine in the land, Isaac still cleaves to the covenant. The real worth of God's promises cannot be lessened to a believer by any cross providences that may befall him. If God engage to be with us, and we are where he would have us to be, nothing but our own unbelief and distrust can prevent our comfort. The obedience of Abraham to the Divine command, was evidence of that faith, whereby, as a sinner, he was justified before God, and the effect of that love whereby true faith works. God testifies that he approved this obedience, to encourage others, especially Isaac.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Because that Abraham obeyed (literally, hearkened to) my voice (a general description of the patriarch's obedience, which the next clause further particularizes), and kept my charge, custodierit custodiam (Calvin); observed my observances (Kalisch); the charge being that which is intended to be kept - my commandments, - i.e. particular injunctions, specific enactments, express or occasional orders (cf. 2 Chronicles 35:16) - my statutes, - or permanent ordinances, such as the Passover; literally, that which is graven on tables or monuments (compare Exodus 12:14) - and my laws - which refer to the great doctrines of moral obligation. The three terms express the contents of the Divine observances which Abraham observed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Because that Abraham obeyed my voice,.... In all things, and particularly in offering up his son at his command:

and kept my charge; whatever was given him in charge to observe; this, as Aben Ezra thinks, is the general, of which the particulars follow:

my commandments, my statutes, and my laws; whether moral, ceremonial, or civil and judicial; all and everyone which God enjoined him, he was careful to observe. Here seems to be something wanting, for the words are not to be joined with the preceding, as if Abraham's obedience was the cause of the above promises made to Isaac, or to himself: but this is mentioned rather as an example to Isaac, and to stir him up to do the like, as if it was said, because or seeing that Abraham thy father did so and so, do thou likewise.



Genesis 26:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Promise to Isaac
4"I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 5because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws."
Cross References
Genesis 22:16
and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Genesis 22:18
and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."

Genesis 26:6
So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
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