Genesis 13:15

15 for all the land that you see I will give 1to you and 2to your offspring forever.

Genesis 13:15 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 13:15

For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it,
&c.] Not only so much of it as his eye could reach, but all of it, as far as it went, which way soever he looked; and this he gave him to sojourn in now where he pleased, and for his posterity to dwell in hereafter; he gave him the title to it now, and to them the possession of it for future times: and to thy seed for ever;
the meaning is, that he gave it to his posterity to be enjoyed by them until the Messiah came, when a new world would begin; and which Abram in person shall enjoy, with all his spiritual seed, after the resurrection, when that part of the earth will be renewed, as the rest; and where particularly Christ will make his personal appearance and residence, the principal seed of Abram, and will reign a thousand years; (See Gill on Matthew 22:32); besides, this may be typical of the heavenly Canaan given to Abram, and all his spiritual seed, and which shall be enjoyed by them for evermore.

Genesis 13:15 In-Context

13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.
14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,
15 for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever.
16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted.
17 Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you."

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 17:8; Genesis 28:13; Genesis 35:12; Acts 7:5
  • 2. Genesis 12:7; Genesis 15:18; Genesis 24:7; Genesis 26:4; Deuteronomy 34:4; 2 Chronicles 20:7
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