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.…
The inscription on his tomb, if I may so call it, was " He died in a good old age." On this I have two remarks to offer —
(1) It was according to promise. Upwards of four-score years before this, the Lord told Abraham in vision, saying, "Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace: thou shalt be buried in a good old age." In everything, even in death, the promises are fulfilled to Abraham.
(2) It is language that is never used of wicked men, and not very commonly of good men. It is used of Gideon, and of David; and I know not whether of any other. The idea answers to what is spoken by the Psalmist, "They shall bring forth fruit in old age"; or that in Job, "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season."
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.