Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

That I will, richly bless, thee, and, abundantly multiply, thy seed, as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the lip of the sea, - that thy seed may take possession of the gate of his foes:

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Holman Bible

I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.

International Standard Version

I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in heaven and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies.

A Conservative Version

that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore, and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies,

American Standard Version

that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.

Amplified

indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies [as conquerors].

Bible in Basic English

That I will certainly give you my blessing, and your seed will be increased like the stars of heaven and the sand by the seaside; your seed will take the land of those who are against them;

Darby Translation

I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Julia Smith Translation

That praising, I will praise thee, and multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand upon the lip of the sea; and thy seed shall inherit the gate of his enemies.

King James 2000

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;

Lexham Expanded Bible

that I will certainly bless you and greatly multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the shore of the sea. And your offspring will take possession of the gate of his enemies.

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that I will bless thee and multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand upon the sea side. And thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies.

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

Webster

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is on the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

World English Bible

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

Youngs Literal Translation

that blessing I bless thee, and multiplying I multiply thy seed as stars of the heavens, and as sand which is on the sea-shore; and thy seed doth possess the gate of his enemies;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I will bless
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

thee, and in multiplying
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

I will multiply
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

זרע 
Zera` 
Usage: 229

as the stars
כּוכב 
Kowkab 
Usage: 37

of the heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and as the sand
חול 
Chowl 
Usage: 23

which is upon the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

and thy seed
זרע 
Zera` 
Usage: 229

ירשׁ ירשׁ 
Yarash 
Usage: 231

the gate
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

Devotionals

Devotionals about Genesis 22:17

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

God Tests Abraham

16 and said, By myself, have I sworn is the oracle of Yahweh, - Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only one, 17 That I will, richly bless, thee, and, abundantly multiply, thy seed, as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the lip of the sea, - that thy seed may take possession of the gate of his foes: 18 So shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves in thy seed, - Because thou didst hearken unto my voice.



Cross References

Genesis 15:5

And he brought him forth abroad and said - Look steadfastly. I pray thee towards the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number, them, And he said to him, Thus, shall be thy seed.

Genesis 24:60

And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, Our sister! become thou, thousands of ten thousands, - And let thy seed take possession of the gate of them that hate them!

Jeremiah 33:22

As, the host of the heavens, cannot be recorded, Nor the sand of the sea, be measured, So, will I multiply, The seed of David my servant, And the Levites who attend upon me.

Genesis 13:16

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.

Genesis 26:4

and will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and will give to thy seed, all these lands, - And all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves in thy seed:

Genesis 12:2

That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing;

Genesis 17:6

And I will make thee fruitful, exceedingly, and grant thee to be nations, - Yea kings, out of thee, shall come forth;

Genesis 27:28-29

Then, may God give thee of the dew of the heavens, And of the fatness of the earth, - And abundance of corn and new wine:

Genesis 28:3

And, GOD Almighty, bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, so shalt thou become a multitude of peoples.

Genesis 28:14-22

And thy seed shall become as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt break forth westward and eastward, and northward and southward, - And all the families of the ground shall be blessed in thee and in thy seed.

Genesis 32:12

But, thou thyself, saidst, - I wilt deal well with thee. So will I make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not to be counted, for multitude.

Genesis 49:25-26

From the GOD of thy father who doth help thee And GOD Almighty who doth bless thee, Blessings of the heavens, above, Blessings of the abyss, couching beneath, - Blessings of breasts and womb:

Numbers 24:17-19

I see One, who is not now, I observe One, who is not nigh, - There hath marched forth a Star out of Jacob. And arisen a Sceptre out of Israel, That hath dishonoured the beard of Mesh, Yea the crown of the head of all the tumultuous;

Deuteronomy 1:10

Yahweh your God hath multiplied you, and here ye are to-day, like the stars of the heavens for multitude.

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother, lay hold of him, - and bring him forth unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Deuteronomy 28:2-13

and all these blessings shall come in upon thee, and reach thee, - because thou dost hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God: -

Joshua 1:1-10

And it came to pass, after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, - that Yahweh spake unto Joshua son of Nun, the attendant of Moses, saying:

2 Samuel 8:1-18

And it came to pass, after this, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, - and David took the bridle of the metropolis, out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 10:1-19

And it came to pass, after this, that the king of the sons of Ammon died, - and that Hanun his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 9:26

A fleet also, did King Solomon build in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

Psalm 2:8-9

Ask of me, and let me give nations as thine inheritance, and, as thy possession, the ends of the earth:

Psalm 72:8-9

So let him have dominion, From sea to sea, And from the River unto the ends of the earth;

Jeremiah 32:22

And didst give unto them this land, which thou hadst sworn to their fathers to give unto them, - a land flowing with milk and honey;

Daniel 2:44-45

And, in the days of those kings, shall the God of the heavens, set up, a kingdom which, to the ages, shall not be destroyed, and, the kingdom, to another people, shall not be left, - it shall break in pieces and make an end of all these kingdoms, but, itself, shall stand to the ages.

Micah 1:9

For dangerous are her wounds, - for she hath come as far as Judah, she hath reached as far as the gate of my people, as far as Jerusalem.

Luke 1:68-75

Blessed, be the Lord, the God of Israel! Because he hath visited and wrought redemption for his people,

1 Corinthians 15:57

But, unto God, be thanks, who is giving unto us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed, be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing, in the heavenlies, in Christ,

Revelation 11:15

And, the seventh messenger, sounded; and there came to be loud voices in heaven, saying - The kingdom of the world, hath become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign unto the ages of ages.

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