Genesis 14:19
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New International Version
and he blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.

King James Bible
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

Darby Bible Translation
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heavens and earth.

World English Bible
He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:

Young's Literal Translation
and he blesseth him, and saith, 'Blessed is Abram to God Most High, possessing heaven and earth;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he blessed him - This was a part of the priest's office, to bless in the name of the Lord, for ever. See the form of this blessing, Numbers 6:23-26; and for the meaning of the word to bless, see Genesis 2:3 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he blessed.

Genesis 27:4,25-29 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die...

Genesis 47:7,10 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh...

Genesis 48:9-16 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, to me...

Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke to them, and blessed them...

Numbers 6:23-27 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

Mark 10:16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

Hebrews 7:6,7 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises...

Blessed be.

Ruth 3:10 And he said, Blessed be you of the LORD, my daughter: for you have showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning...

2 Samuel 2:5 And David sent messengers to the men of Jabeshgilead, and said to them, Blessed be you of the LORD...

Ephesians 1:3,6 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ...

high.

Micah 6:6 With which shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings...

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God...

possessor.

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

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An Example of Faith
'Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Tithing
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Mal. 3:10). Down deep in the heart of every Christian there is undoubtedly the conviction that he ought to tithe. There is an uneasy feeling that this is a duty which has been neglected, or, if you prefer it, a privilege that has not been
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Tithing
There are few subjects on which the Lord's own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their own rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds. Is our giving to be
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
WHEREIN ITS GOODLY LIGHT, WALLS, GATES, ANGELS, AND THE MANNER OF THEIR STANDING, ARE EXPOUNDED: ALSO HER LENGTH AND BREADTH, TOGETHER WITH THE GOLDEN MEASURING-REED EXPLAINED: AND THE GLORY OF ALL UNFOLDED. AS ALSO THE NUMEROUSNESS OF ITS INHABITANTS; AND WHAT THE TREE AND WATER OF LIFE ARE, BY WHICH THEY ARE SUSTAINED. 'Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.'-Psalm 87:3 'And the name of the city from that day shall be, THE LORD IS THERE.'-Ezekiel 48:35 London: Printed in the year 1665
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Genesis 14:22
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

Genesis 24:3
I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,

1 Samuel 15:13
When Samuel reached him, Saul said, "The LORD bless you! I have carried out the LORD's instructions."

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