Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.

King James Version

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

Holman Bible

I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust of the earth, then your offspring could be counted.

International Standard Version

I'll make your descendants as plentiful as the specks of dust of the earth, so that if one could count the specks of dust of the earth, then your descendants could also be counted.

A Conservative Version

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth. So that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may thy seed also be numbered.

American Standard Version

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may thy seed also be numbered.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

And I will make your children like the dust of the earth, so that if the dust of the earth may be numbered, then will your children be numbered.

Darby Translation

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if any one can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also will be numbered.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if someone could number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

Julia Smith Translation

And I made thy seed as the dust of the earth, that if a man shall be able to reckon up the dust of the earth, thy seed also shall be reckoned up.

King James 2000

And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your descendants also be numbered.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth which, if anyone were able to count the dust of the earth, your descendants would be [so] counted.

Modern King James verseion

And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be counted.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

NET Bible

And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted.

New Heart English Bible

I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.

The Emphasized Bible

and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, - so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also, may be numbered.

Webster

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

World English Bible

I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I have set thy seed as dust of the earth, so that, if one is able to number the dust of the earth, even thy seed is numbered;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will make
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

זרע 
Zera` 
Usage: 229

as the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504
Usage: 2504

if a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

מנה 
manah 
Usage: 28

the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

זרע 
Zera` 
Usage: 229

References

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Watsons

Context Readings

The Lord's Third Promise To Abram

15 for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. 16 I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. 17 "Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you."



Cross References

Genesis 28:14

"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Numbers 23:10

"Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my end be like his!"

Genesis 15:5

And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

Genesis 22:17

indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Genesis 32:12

"For You said, 'I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.'"

1 Kings 3:8

"Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.

Genesis 12:2-3

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;

Genesis 17:6

"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.

Genesis 17:16

"I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."

Genesis 17:20

"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 18:18

since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?

Genesis 21:13

"And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant."

Genesis 25:1-34

Now Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.

Genesis 26:4

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

Genesis 28:3

"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

Genesis 35:11

God also 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 come forth from you.

Genesis 36:1-43

Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Genesis 46:3

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

Exodus 1:7

But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.

Exodus 32:13

"Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'"

Deuteronomy 1:10

'The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day like the stars of heaven in number.

Judges 6:3

For it was when Israel had sown, that the Midianites would come up with the Amalekites and the sons of the east and go against them.

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.

1 Kings 4:20

Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.

1 Chronicles 21:5

Joab gave the number of the census of all the people to David. And all Israel were 1,100,000 men who drew the sword; and Judah was 470,000 men who drew the sword.

1 Chronicles 27:23

But David did not count those twenty years of age and under, because the LORD had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven.

2 Chronicles 17:14-18

This was their muster according to their fathers' households: of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000 valiant warriors;

Isaiah 48:18-19

"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Jeremiah 33:22

'As the host of heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.'"

Romans 4:16-18

For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

Hebrews 11:12

Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;



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