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Genesis 15:15

    Genesis 15:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As for you, you will go to your fathers in peace; at the end of a long life you will be put in your last resting-place.

    Webster's Revision

    But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

    World English Bible

    but you will go to your fathers in peace. You will be buried in a good old age.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 15:15

    Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace - This verse strongly implies the immortality of the soul, and a state of separate existence. He was gathered to his fathers - introduced into the place where separate spirits are kept, waiting for the general resurrection. Two things seem to be distinctly marked here:

    1. The soul of Abram should be introduced among the assembly of the first-born; Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace.

    2. His body should be buried after a long life, one hundred and seventy-five years, Genesis 25:7. The body was buried; the soul went to the spiritual world, to dwell among the fathers - the patriarchs, who had lived and died in the Lord. See note on Genesis 25:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 15:15

    15:15 Thou shalt go to thy fathers - At death we go to our fathers, to all our fathers that are gone before us to the state of the dead, to our godly fathers that are gone before us to the state of the blessed. The former helps to take off the terror of death, the latter puts comfort into it. Thou shalt be buried in a good old age - Perhaps mention is made of his burial here, where the land of Canaan is promised him, because a burying - place was the first possession he had in it. Old age is a blessing, if it be a good old age: theirs may be called a good old age, That are old and healthful, not loaded with such distempers as make them weary of life: That are old and holy, whose hoary head is found in the way of righteousness, old and useful, old and exemplary for godliness, that is indeed a good old age.