Parallel Verses

Amplified

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.

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.

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

can
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 to you and to your posterity forever. 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. 17 Arise, walk through the land, the length of it and the breadth of it, for I will give it to you.



Cross References

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.

Numbers 23:10

Who can count the dust (the descendants) of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God], and let my last end be like theirs!

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 22:17

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 32:12

And You said, I will surely do you good and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

1 Kings 3:8

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

Genesis 12:2-3

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].

Genesis 17:6

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

Genesis 17:16

And I will bless her and give you a son also by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.

Genesis 17:20

And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

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 21:13

And I will make a nation of the son of the bondwoman also, because he is your offspring.

Genesis 25:1-34

Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.

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 28:3

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

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;

Genesis 36:1-43

Now this is the history of the descendants of Esau, that is, Edom.

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.

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 32:13

[Earnestly] remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.

Deuteronomy 1:10

The Lord your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day as the stars of the heavens for multitude.

Judges 6:3

For whenever Israel had sown their seed, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the east came up against them.

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came like locusts for multitude; both they and their camels could not be counted. So they wasted the land as they entered it.

1 Kings 4:20

Judah and Israel were many, like the sand which is by the sea in multitude; they ate, drank, and rejoiced.

1 Chronicles 21:5

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

1 Chronicles 27:23

But David did not number those under twenty years of age, for the Lord had promised to make Israel as the stars of the heavens.

2 Chronicles 17:14-18

This was the number of them by their fathers' houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands: Adnah the chief, with 300,000 mighty men of valor;

Isaiah 48:18-19

Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.

Jeremiah 33:22

As the host of [the stars of] the heavens cannot be numbered nor the sand of the sea be measured, so will I multiply the offspring of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.

Romans 4:16-18

Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants -- "not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.

Hebrews 11:12

So from one man, though he was physically as good as dead, there have sprung descendants whose number is as the stars of heaven and as countless as the innumerable sands on the seashore.

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

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