Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
a. NLT: and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.
b. NIV: Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.
c. YLT: and Abraham expireth, and dieth in a good old age, aged and satisfied, and is gathered unto his people.
d. Amplified Bible: Then Abraham breathed his last and he died at a good old age, an old man who was satisfied [with life]; and he was gathered to his people [who had preceded him in death].
e. Septuagint: And Abraam failing died in a good old age, an old man and full of days, and was added to his people.
f. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: And Abraham expired and died at a good old age, mature and content, and he was gathered to his people.
1. “Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age…”
a. Abraham [85 * ‘Abraham] [Strong: contracted from 1 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram:--Abraham.]
b. gave up the ghost [1478 * gava` gaw-vah' a primitive root; to breathe out, i.e. (by implication) expire:--die, be dead, give up the ghost, perish.]
c. died [4191 * muwth] [Strong: a primitive root: to die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill:--X at all, X crying, (be) dead (body, man, one), (put to, worthy of) death, destroy(-er), (cause to, be like to, must) die, kill, necro(-mancer), X must needs, slay, X surely, X very suddenly, X in (no) wise.]
d. in a good [2896 * towb] [Strong: from 2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):--beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ((-favoured)).]
e. old age [7872 * seybah] [Strong: feminine of 7869; old age:--(be) gray (grey hoar,-y) hairs (head,-ed), old age.]
2. “…an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.”
a. old man [2205 * zaqen] [Strong: from 2204; old:--aged, ancient (man), elder(-est), old (man, men and...women), senator.]
b. and full [7649 * sabea` saw-bay'-ah from 7646; satiated (in a pleasant or disagreeable sense):--full (of), satisfied (with).]
c. and gathered [622 * 'acaph] [Strong: a primitive root; to gather for any purpose; hence, to receive, take away, i.e. remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.):--assemble, bring, consume, destroy, felch, gather (in, together, up again), X generally, get (him), lose, put all together, receive, recover (another from leprosy), (be) rereward, X surely, take (away, into, up), X utterly, withdraw.]
d. to his people [5971 * `am] [Strong: from 6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock:--folk, men, nation, people.]
1). Though the death of Abraham is recorded here in these verses, he was still alive at 160 years old when Jacob and Esau were born.
a). Genesis 25:24-26 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
2526 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
2). If Isaac was 60 at their birth, then Abraham was 160 because he was 100 years older than Isaac.
a). Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: