Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
- Genesis 12:2
- Genesis 15:5
- Genesis 17:6
- Genesis 18:18
- Genesis 21:13
- Genesis 22:17
- Genesis 26:4
- Genesis 28:3
- Genesis 32:12
- Genesis 35:11
- Genesis 46:3
- Exodus 1:7
- Exodus 32:13
- Numbers 23:10
- Deuteronomy 1:10
- Judges 6:3
- 1 Kings 3:8
- 1 Kings 4:20
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.
The Lord took him outside and said, "Gaze into the sky and count the stars -- if you are able to count them!" Then he said to him, "So will your descendants be."
I will make you extremely fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you.
After all, Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations on the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using his name.
But I will also make the son of the slave wife into a great nation, for he is your descendant too."
I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies.
I will multiply your descendants so they will be as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands. All the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.
May the sovereign God bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation.
But you said, 'I will certainly make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand on the seashore, too numerous to count.'"
Then God said to him, "I am the sovereign God. Be fruitful and multiply! A nation -- even a company of nations -- will descend from you; kings will be among your descendants!
He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.
The Israelites, however, were fruitful, increased greatly, multiplied, and became extremely strong, so that the land was filled with them.
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel your servants, to whom you swore by yourself and told them, 'I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken about I will give to your descendants, and they will inherit it forever.'"
Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, and let the end of my life be like theirs."
The Lord your God has increased your population to the point that you are now as numerous as the very stars of the sky.
Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east would attack them.
1 Kings 3:8
Your servant stands among your chosen people; they are a great nation that is too numerous to count or number.
1 Kings 4:20
The people of Judah and Israel were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore; they had plenty to eat and drink and were happy.
1 Chronicles 21:5
Joab reported to David the number of warriors. In all Israel there were 1,100,000 sword-wielding soldiers; Judah alone had 470,000 sword-wielding soldiers.
1 Chronicles 27:23
David did not count the males twenty years old and under, for the Lord had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.
2 Chronicles 17:14
These were their divisions by families: There were a thousand officers from Judah. Adnah the commander led 300,000 skilled warriors,
If only you had obeyed my commandments, prosperity would have flowed to you like a river, deliverance would have come to you like the waves of the sea.
I will make the children who follow one another in the line of my servant David very numerous. I will also make the Levites who minister before me very numerous. I will make them all as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sands which are on the seashore.'"
For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants -- not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
So in fact children were fathered by one man -- and this one as good as dead -- like the number of stars in the sky and like the innumerable grains of sand on the seashore.
After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands.