And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred
and thirty and seven years
one hundred and thirty seven years old. So that he lived forty eight years after the death of Abraham, ( Genesis 25:8 ) ; and, though he did not live to be so old as he, yet it was a considerable age he attained unto, (See Gill on Genesis 25:7): and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people;
some of the same expressions being used of him as of his father, ( Genesis 25:8 ) , have led some to conclude that he was a penitent and died a good man, and was gathered to the same people; but these phrases are used both of good and bad men.