Genesis 24:1
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English Standard Version
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

King James Bible
And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

American Standard Version
And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age. And Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Abraham was old; and advanced in age: and the Lord had blessed him in all things.

English Revised Version
And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham was old and far advanced in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He then went to the Hittites, the lords and possessors of the city and its vicinity at that time, to procure from them "a possession of a burying-place." The negotiations were carried on in the most formal style, in a public assembly "of the people of the land," i.e., of natives (Genesis 23:7), in the gate of the city (Genesis 23:10). As a foreigner and sojourner, Abraham presented his request in the most courteous manner to all the citizens ("all that went in at the gate," Genesis 23:10, Genesis 23:18; a phrase interchangeable with "all that went out at the gate," Genesis 34:24, and those who "go out and in," Jeremiah 17:19). The citizens with the greatest readiness and respect offered "the prince of God," i.e., the man exalted by God to the rank of a prince, "the choice" (מבחר, i.e., the most select) of their graves for his use (Genesis 23:6). But Abraham asked them to request Ephron, who, to judge from the expression "his city" in Genesis 23:10, was then ruler of the city, to give him for a possession the cave of Machpelah, at the end of his field, of which he was the owner, "for full silver," i.e., for its full worth. Ephron thereupon offered to make him a present of both field and cave. This was a turn in the affair which is still customary in the East; the design, so far as it is seriously meant at all, being either to obtain a present in return which will abundantly compensate for the value of the gift, or, what is still more frequently the case, to preclude any abatement in the price to be asked. The same design is evident in the peculiar form in which Ephron stated the price, in reply to Abraham's repeated declaration that he was determined to buy the piece of land: "a piece of land of 400 shekels of silver, what is that between me and thee" (Genesis 23:15)? Abraham understood it so (ישׁמע Genesis 23:16), and weighed him the price demanded. The shekel of silver "current with the merchant," i.e., the shekel which passed in trade as of standard weight, was 274 Parisian grains, so that the price of the piece of land was 52, 10s.; a very considerable amount for that time.

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was old.

Genesis 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Genesis 21:5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him.

Genesis 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram...

1 Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat.

Luke 1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

well stricken in age. Heb. gone into days. blessed.

Genesis 24:35 And the LORD has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold...

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 49:25 Even by the God of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above...

Psalm 112:1-3 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments...

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

Cross References
Galatians 3:9
So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Genesis 12:2
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Genesis 13:2
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 18:11
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah.

Genesis 24:35
The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Genesis 26:12
And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him,

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