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Genesis 14:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High *God, possessor of heavens and earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So he blessed him, and said,—Blessed be Abram, of GOD Most High, possessor of [the] heavens and earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he blesseth him, and saith, 'Blessed [is] Abram to God Most High, possessing heaven and earth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee blessed him, and saide; Blessed bee Abram of the most high God, possessour of heauen and earth,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he blessed Abram, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, who made heaven and earth,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Avram of El Elyon, possessor of heaven and earth:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he blessed 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
him, and said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Blessed 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
[be] Avrm אַברָם 87
{0087} Prime
אַבְרָם
'Abram
{ab-rawm'}
Contracted from H0048; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham.
of l אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
`Elyn עֶליוֹן, 5945
{5945} Prime
עֶלְיוֹן
'elyown
{el-yone'}
From H5927; an elevation, that is, (adjectively) lofty (comparatively); as title, the Supreme.
possessor 7069
{7069} Prime
קָנָה
qanah
{kaw-naw'}
A primitive root; to erect, that is, create; by extension to procure, especially by purchase (causatively sell); by implication to own.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of heaven 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and earth: 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 14:17-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 14:19

Blessed be Abram, of the most high God — Observe the titles he here gives to God, which are very glorious. The most high God, which speaks his absolute perfections in himself, and his sovereign dominion over all the creatures. Possessor of heaven and earth — That is, rightful owner and sovereign Lord of all the creatures; because he made them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 14:19

And he (i) blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

(i) Melchizedek fed Abram, declared himself to represent a king, and he blessed him as the high priest.

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he blessed:

Genesis 27:4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
Genesis 27:25-29 And he said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought [it] near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. ... Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed [be] every one that curseth thee, and blessed [be] he that blesseth thee.
Genesis 47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
Genesis 47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
Genesis 48:9-16 And Joseph said unto his father, They [are] my sons, whom God hath given me in this [place]. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. ... The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Genesis 49:28 All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and this [is it] that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
Numbers 6:23-27 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, ... And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
Mark 10:16 And he took them up in his arms, put [his] hands upon them, and blessed them.
Hebrews 7:6-7 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. ... And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

Blessed be:

Ruth 3:10 And he said, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD, my daughter: [for] thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
2 Samuel 2:5 And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your lord, [even] unto Saul, and have buried him.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

high:

Micah 6:6 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, [and] bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

possessor:

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
Psalms 24:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Psalms 50:10 For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psalms 115:16 The heaven, [even] the heavens, [are] the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
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Gn 14:22; 27:4, 25; 47:7, 10; 48:9; 49:28. Nu 6:23. Ru 3:10. 2S 2:5. Ps 24:1; 50:10; 115:16. Mi 6:6. Mt 11:25. Mk 10:16. Lk 10:21. Ac 16:17. Ep 1:3, 6. He 7:6.

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