Parallel Verses

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Context Readings

The Lord's Third Promise To Abram

15 For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your descendants forever. 16  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. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto you.



Cross References

Genesis 28:14

And your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad 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, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

Genesis 15:5

And he brought him forth outside, and said, Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall your descendants be.

Genesis 22:17

That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their 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

And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Genesis 12:2-3

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:

Genesis 17:6

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

Genesis 17:16

And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall come from her.

Genesis 17:20

And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 18:18

Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 21:13

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

Genesis 25:1-34

Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

Genesis 26:4

And I will make your descendants to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your descendants all these countries; and in your descendants shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

Genesis 28:3

And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

Genesis 35:11

And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall spring forth from you;

Genesis 36:1-43

Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

Genesis 46:3

And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation:

Exodus 1:7

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

Exodus 32:13

Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your descendants, 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 heaven for multitude.

Judges 6:3

And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.

1 Kings 4:20

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and rejoicing.

1 Chronicles 21:5

And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.

1 Chronicles 27:23

But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like the stars of the heavens.

2 Chronicles 17:14-18

And these are the numbers of them according to their father's houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand.

Isaiah 48:18-19

O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Jeremiah 33:22

As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the descendants of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

Romans 4:16-18

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the descendants; not to those only who are of the law, but to those also who are of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Hebrews 11:12

Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the seashore innumerable.

Revelation 7:9

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

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