Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 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 I will give to you, and to your seed forever. 16 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. 17 Rise up and walk through the land, in the length of it and in the breadth of it, for I will give it to you.



Cross References

Genesis 28:14

And your seed shall be like 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 Seed 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 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 outside and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, So shall your seed be.

Genesis 22:17

that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed like the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And your Seed shall possess the gate of His enemies.

Genesis 32:12

And You said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed 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 numerous people who cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Genesis 12:2-3

And I will make 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, greatly so, 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. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations, kings of people shall be 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. He shall father twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 18:18

And Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the persons of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 21:13

And also, I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman, because he is your seed.

Genesis 25:1-34

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

Genesis 26:4

And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your seed all these lands. And in your Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,

Genesis 28:3

And may God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, so that you may be a multitude 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 be from you, and kings shall come out of your loins.

Genesis 36:1-43

And these are the generations of Esau, that is Edom.

Genesis 46:3

And He said, I am God, the God of your fathers. Do not fear to go down into Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation.

Exodus 1:7

And the sons of Israel were fruitful, and increased very much, and multiplied, and became 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 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

Jehovah your God has multiplied you, and, behold, today you are 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 sons 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 locusts for multitude, 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 by the sea in multitude; eating and drinking and making merry.

1 Chronicles 21:5

And Joab gave the sum of the census of the people to David. And in all Israel there were one million and a hundred thousand men who drew sword. And in Judah were four hundred and seventy thousand men who drew sword.

1 Chronicles 27:23

But David did not take the number of those from twenty years old and under, because Jehovah had said He would increase Israel like the stars of the heavens.

2 Chronicles 17:14-18

And these were their numbers, for the house of their fathers from Judah, the commanders of thousands: Adnah the chief, and with him were three hundred thousand mighty men of valor.

Isaiah 48:18-19

Oh that you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Jeremiah 33:22

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

Romans 4:16-18

Therefore it is of faith so that it might be according to grace; for the promise to be made sure to all the seed, not only to that which is of the Law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

Hebrews 11:12

Because of this came into being from one, and that of one having died, even as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I looked, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palms in their hands.

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