Genesis 26:5

5 because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

Genesis 26:5 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 26:5

Because that Abraham obeyed my voice
In all things, and particularly in offering up his son at his command: and kept my charge;
whatever was given him in charge to observe; this, as Aben Ezra thinks, is the general, of which the particulars follow: my commandments, my statutes, and my laws;
whether moral, ceremonial, or civil and judicial; all and everyone which God enjoined him, he was careful to observe. Here seems to be something wanting, for the words are not to be joined with the preceding, as if Abraham's obedience was the cause of the above promises made to Isaac, or to himself: but this is mentioned rather as an example to Isaac, and to stir him up to do the like, as if it was said, because or seeing that Abraham thy father did so and so, do thou likewise.

Genesis 26:5 In-Context

3 Reside in this land as an alien, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will fulfill the oath that I swore to your father Abraham.
4 I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven, and will give to your offspring all these lands; and all the nations of the earth shall gain blessing for themselves through your offspring,
5 because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
6 So Isaac settled in Gerar.
7 When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister"; for he was afraid to say, "My wife," thinking, "or else the men of the place might kill me for the sake of Rebekah, because she is attractive in appearance."