Parallel Verses

Amplified


And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you [abundantly],
And make your name great (exalted, distinguished);
And you shall be a blessing [a source of great 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.

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 had said to Abram,

“Go away from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
2 
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you [abundantly],
And make your name great (exalted, distinguished);
And you shall be a blessing [a source of great good to others];
3
And I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you,
And I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you.
And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.”


Cross References

Genesis 18:18

since Abraham is destined to become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him?

Genesis 24:35

The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great (wealthy, powerful); He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and maids, and camels and donkeys.

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 make you (your descendants) a great nation there.

Deuteronomy 26:5

And you shall say before the Lord your God, ‘My father [Jacob] was a wandering Aramean, and he [along with his family] went down to Egypt and lived there [as strangers], few in number; but while there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.

Galatians 3:14

in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might also come to the Gentiles, so that we would all receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit through faith.

Genesis 15:5

And the Lord brought Abram outside [his tent into the night] and said, “Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “So [numerous] shall your descendants be.”

Genesis 17:4-6


“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you,
And [as a result] you shall be the father of many nations.

Genesis 22:17-18

indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies [as conquerors].

Genesis 13:16

I will make your descendants [as numerous] as the dust of the earth, so that if a man could count the [grains of] dust of the earth, then your descendants could also be counted.

Genesis 14:14-16

When Abram heard that his nephew [Lot] had been captured, he armed and led out his trained men, born in his own house, [numbering] three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far [north] as Dan.

Genesis 19:29

Now when God ravaged and destroyed the cities of the plain [of Siddim], He remembered Abraham [and for that reason], and He sent [Abraham’s nephew] Lot out of the midst of the destruction, when He destroyed the cities in which Lot had lived.

Genesis 26:4

I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,

Genesis 27:29


May peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you;
Be lord and master over your brothers,
And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed,
And may those who bless you be blessed.”

Genesis 28:3-4

May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a [great] company of peoples.

Genesis 28:14

Your descendants shall be as [countless as] the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and the east and the north and the south; and all the families (nations) of the earth shall be blessed through you and your descendants.

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 loins.

Exodus 1:7

but the Israelites were prolific and increased greatly; they multiplied and became extremely strong, so that the land was filled with them.

Exodus 32:10

Now therefore, let Me alone and do not interfere, so that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you (your descendants) a great nation.”

Numbers 14:12

I will strike them with the pestilence (plague) and dispossess them, and will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Numbers 24:9-10


“He bowed down [to rest], he lies down as a lion;
And as a lioness, who dares to rouse him?
Blessed [of God] is he who blesses you,
And cursed [of God] is he who curses you.”

2 Samuel 7:9

I have been with you wherever you have gone, 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 bless (congratulate) our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon better (more famous) than your name and make his throne greater than your throne.’ And the king bowed himself [before God] upon the bed.

1 Kings 3:8-9

Your servant is among Your people whom You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.

Micah 7:20


You shall give truth to Jacob
And lovingkindness and mercy to Abraham,
As You have sworn to our forefathers
From the days of old.

Romans 4:11

He received the sign of circumcision, a seal or confirmation of the righteousness which he had by faith while [he was still] uncircumcised—this was so that he would be the [spiritual] father of all who believe without being circumcised—so that righteousness would be credited to them,

Galatians 3:7

So understand that it is the people who live by faith [with confidence in the power and goodness of God] who are [the true] sons of Abraham.

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