SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:2 Â¶ Y respondió Abram: Señor DIOS Â¿qué me has de dar, siendo así que yo ando solo, y el mayordomo de mi casa es el damasceno Eliezer?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 15:2 Verse 2. What wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless] The anxiety of the Asiatics to have offspring is intense and universal. Among the Hindoos the want of children renders all other blessings of no esteem. See Ward.
And the steward of my house] Abram, understanding the promise as relating to that person who was to spring from his family, in whom all the nations of the earth should be blessed, expresses his surprise that there should be such a promise, and yet he is about to die childless! How then can the promise be fulfilled, when, far from a spiritual seed, he has not even a person in his family that has a natural right to his property, and that a stranger is likely to be his heir? This seems to be the general sense of the passage; but who this steward of his house, this Eliezer of Damascus, was, commentators are not agreed. The translation of the Septuagint is at least curious: ode uios masek oikolenous mou, outos damaskos eliezer. The son of Masek my homeborn maid, this Eliezer of Damascus, is my heir; which intimates that they supposed qm meshek, which we translate steward, to have been the name of a female slave, born in the family of Abram, of whom was born this Eliezer, who on account of the country either of his father or mother, was called a Damascene or one of Damascus. It is extremely probable that our Lord has this passage in view in his parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Luke xvi. 19. From the name Eliezer, by leaving out the first letter, Liezer is formed, which makes Lazarus in the New Testament, the person who, from an abject and distressed state, was raised to lie in the bosom of Abraham in paradise.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 2-6 - Though we must never complain of God, yet we have leave to complain to him; and to state all our grievances. It is ease to a burdened spirit to open its case to a faithful and compassionate friend. Abram' complaint is, that he had no child; that he was never likely to have any; that the want of a son was so great a trouble to him, that it too away all his comfort. If we suppose that Abram looked no further tha outward comfort, this complaint was to be blamed. But if we suppos that Abram herein had reference to the promised Seed, his desire wa very commendable. Till we have evidence of our interest in Christ, we should not rest satisfied; what will all avail me, if I go Christless If we continue instant in prayer, yet pray with humble submission to the Divine will, we shall not seek in vain. God gave Abram an expres promise of a son. Christians may believe in God with respect to the common concerns of this life; but the faith by which they ar justified, always has respect to the person and work of Christ. Abra believed in God as promising Christ; they believe in him as havin raised him from the dead, Ro 4:24. Through faith in his blood the obtain forgiveness of sins.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אברם 87 אדני 136 יהוה 3069 מה 4100 תתן 5414 לי ואנכי 595 הולך 1980 ערירי 6185 ובן 1121 משׁק 4943 ביתי 1004 הוא 1931 דמשׂק 1834 אליעזר׃ 461