Genesis 26:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.

King James Bible
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

Darby Bible Translation
And the man became great, and he became continually greater, until he was very great.

World English Bible
The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great.

Young's Literal Translation
and the man is great, and goeth on, going on and becoming great, till that he hath been very great,

Genesis 26:13 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man waxed great - There is a strange and observable recurrence of the same term in the original: ויגדל האיש וילך הלוך וגדל עד כי גדל מאד vaiyigdal haish vaiyelech haloch vegadel ad ki gadal meod, And the man was Great; and he went, going on, and was Great, until that he was exceeding Great. How simple is this language, and yet how forcible!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the man waxed great. Dr. Adam Clarke remarks, that there is a strange and observable occurrence of the same term in the original, which is literally, 'And the man was GREAT, and he went, going on, and was GREAT, until that he was exceeding GREAT.' How simple is this language, and yet how forcible!

waxed great.

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...

Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.

went forward. Heb. went going.

Library
The First Apostle of Peace at any Price
'Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold, and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Every Lie is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that not every lie is a sin. For it is evident that the evangelists did not sin in the writing of the Gospel. Yet they seem to have told something false: since their accounts of the words of Christ and of others often differ from one another: wherefore seemingly one of them must have given an untrue account. Therefore not every lie is a sin. Objection 2: Further, no one is rewarded by God for sin. But the midwives of Egypt were rewarded by God for a lie, for it is stated that
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Sundry Sharp Reproofs
This doctrine draws up a charge against several sorts: 1 Those that think themselves good Christians, yet have not learned this art of holy mourning. Luther calls mourning a rare herb'. Men have tears to shed for other things, but have none to spare for their sins. There are many murmurers, but few mourners. Most are like the stony ground which lacked moisture' (Luke 8:6). We have many cry out of hard times, but they are not sensible of hard hearts. Hot and dry is the worst temper of the body. Sure
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 30:43
In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Jump to Previous
Continually Continued Forward Gained Great Greater Grew Grow Increasing Rich Richer Waxed Wealth Wealthy
Jump to Next
Continually Continued Forward Gained Great Greater Grew Grow Increasing Rich Richer Waxed Wealth Wealthy
Links
Genesis 26:13 NIV
Genesis 26:13 NLT
Genesis 26:13 ESV
Genesis 26:13 NASB
Genesis 26:13 KJV

Genesis 26:13 Bible Apps
Genesis 26:13 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 26:13 Chinese Bible
Genesis 26:13 French Bible
Genesis 26:13 German Bible

Genesis 26:13 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Genesis 26:12
Top of Page
Top of Page