And Abram was very rich
He was rich in spiritual things, in faith, and in all other graces, and was an heir of the kingdom of heaven; and in temporal things, as it sometimes is the lot of good men to be, though but rarely, at least to be exceeding rich, as Abram was; or "very heavy" F18, as the word signifies, he was loaded with wealth and riches, and sometimes an abundance of riches are a burden to a man, and, instead of making him more easy, create him more trouble; and, as we may observe presently, were the occasion of much trouble to Abram and Lot. Abram's riches lay
in cattle, in silver, and in gold;
cattle are mentioned first, as being the principal part of the riches of men in those days, such as sheep and oxen, he and she asses and camels, see ( Genesis 12:16 ) and besides these he had great quantities of silver and gold: the Jews say
F18 (dam dbk) "gravis valde", Montanus, Vatablus, Drusius, Schmidt.
F19 Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 2. 1.