Parallel Verses

Amplified

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

New American Standard Bible

And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;

King James Version

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Holman Bible

I will make you into a great nation,
I will bless you,
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.

International Standard Version

I'll make a great nation of your descendants, I'll bless you, and I'll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.

A Conservative Version

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and be thou a blessing.

American Standard Version

and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make they name great; and be thou a blessing;

Bible in Basic English

And I will make of you a great nation, blessing you and making your name great; and you will be a blessing:

Darby Translation

And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

Julia Smith Translation

And I will make thee into a great nation, and I will bless thee, and I will make thy name great; and thou shalt be blessed.

King James 2000

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing.

Modern King James verseion

And I will make you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great. And you shall be a blessing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I will make of thee a mighty people, and will bless thee, and make thy name great, that thou mayst be a blessing.

NET Bible

Then I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, so that you will exemplify divine blessing.

New Heart English Bible

And I will make of you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great. And you will be a blessing.

The Emphasized Bible

That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing;

Webster

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

World English Bible

I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I make thee become a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will make of thee

Usage: 0

a great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

and I will bless
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

thee, and make
גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

Devotionals

Devotionals about Genesis 12:2

References

Context Readings

The Call Of Abram

1 Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father's house, to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]. 3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].


Cross References

Genesis 18:18

Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed through him and shall bless themselves by him?

Genesis 24:35

And the Lord has blessed my master mightily, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks, herds, silver, gold, menservants, maidservants, camels, and asses.

Genesis 46:3

And He said, I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will there make of you a great nation.

Deuteronomy 26:5

And you shall say before the Lord your God, A wandering and lost Aramean ready to perish was my father [Jacob], and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and numerous.

Galatians 3:14

To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit.

Genesis 15:5

And He brought him outside [his tent into the starlight] and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars -- "if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, So shall your descendants be.

Genesis 17:4-6

As for Me, behold, My covenant (solemn pledge) is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations.

Genesis 22:17-18

In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies,

Genesis 13:16

And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if a man could count the dust of the earth, then could your descendants also be counted.

Genesis 14:14-16

When Abram heard that [his nephew] had been captured, he armed (led forth) the 318 trained servants born in his own house and pursued the enemy as far as Dan.

Genesis 19:29

When God ravaged and destroyed the cities of the plain [of Siddim], He [earnestly] remembered Abraham [imprinted and fixed him indelibly on His mind], and He sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when He overthrew the cities where Lot lived.

Genesis 26:4

And I will make your descendants to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your posterity all these lands (kingdoms); and by your Offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, or by Him bless themselves,

Genesis 27:29

Let peoples serve you and nations bow down to you; be master over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Let everyone be cursed who curses you and favored with blessings who blesses you.

Genesis 28:3-4

May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you until you become a group of peoples.

Genesis 28:14

And your offspring shall be as [countless as] the dust or sand of the ground, and you shall spread abroad to the west and the east and the north and the south; and by you and your Offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed and bless themselves.

Genesis 35:11

And God said to him, I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you and kings shall be born of your stock;

Exodus 1:7

But the descendants of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, and the land was full of them.

Exodus 32:10

Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and that I may destroy them; but I will make of you a great nation.

Numbers 14:12

I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and will make of you [Moses] a nation greater and mightier than they.

Numbers 24:9-10

He couched, he lay down as a lion; and as a lioness, who shall rouse him? Blessed [of God] is he who blesses you [who prays for and contributes to your welfare] and cursed [of God] is he who curses you [who in word, thought, or deed would bring harm upon you].

2 Samuel 7:9

And I was with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like [that] of the great men of the earth.

1 Kings 1:47

Moreover, the king's servants came to congratulate our lord King David, saying, May God make the name of Solomon better than your name and make his throne greater than your throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed

1 Kings 3:8-9

Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people who cannot be counted for multitude.

Micah 7:20

You will show Your faithfulness and perform the sure promise to Jacob and loving-kindness and mercy to Abraham, as You have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Romans 4:11

He received the mark of circumcision as a token or an evidence [and] seal of the righteousness which he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised -- "[faith] so that he was to be made the father of all who [truly] believe, though without circumcision, and who thus have righteousness (right standing with God) imputed to them and credited to their account,

Galatians 3:7

Know and understand that it is [really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of Abraham.

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