Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Let your thoughts be turned to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth: for when he was but one, my voice came to him, and I gave him my blessing, and made him a great people.

New American Standard Bible

“Look to Abraham your father
And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain;
When he was but one I called him,
Then I blessed him and multiplied him.”

King James Version

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Holman Bible

Look to Abraham your father,
and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain.
When I called him, he was only one;
I blessed him and made him many.

International Standard Version

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who gave you birth. For when he was only one person I called him, but I made him fruitful and made him many.

A Conservative Version

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you. For when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

American Standard Version

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

Amplified


“Look to Abraham your father
And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain;
For I called him when he was but one,
Then I blessed him and made him many.”

Darby Translation

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for I called him when he was alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.

Julia Smith Translation

look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah bringing you forth: for one I called him, and I will bless him, and I will increase him.

King James 2000

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah; she brought you forth. For I called him {alone}, but I blessed him and made him numerous."

Modern King James verseion

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Look unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you: how I called him only, and blessed him and multiplied him.

NET Bible

Look at Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth. When I summoned him, he was a lone individual, but I blessed him and gave him numerous descendants.

New Heart English Bible

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

The Emphasized Bible

Look well unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah who gave you birth, - For he was, alone, when called I him, And, I blessed him that I might make him, many.

Webster

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

World English Bible

Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

Youngs Literal Translation

Look attentively unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah -- she bringeth you forth, For -- one -- I have called him, And I bless him, and multiply him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נבט 
Nabat 
Usage: 69

H85
אברהם 
'Abraham 
Usage: 175

and unto Sarah
שׂרה 
Sarah 
Usage: 38

חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

and blessed
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

him, and increased
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

References

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Context Readings

Yahweh Comforts Zion

1 Give ear to me, you who are searching for righteousness, who are looking for the Lord: see the rock from which you were cut out, and the hole out of which you were taken. 2 Let your thoughts be turned to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth: for when he was but one, my voice came to him, and I gave him my blessing, and made him a great people. 3 For the Lord has given comfort to Zion: he has made glad all her broken walls; making her waste places like Eden, and changing her dry land into the garden of the Lord; joy and delight will be there, praise and the sound of melody.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:24

Son of man, those who are living in these waste places in the land of Israel say, Abraham was but one, and he had land for his heritage: but we are a great number; the land is given to us for our heritage.

Genesis 12:1-3

Now the Lord said to Abram, Go out from your country and from your family and from your father's house, into the land to which I will be your guide:

Genesis 13:14-17

And the Lord had said to Abram, after Lot was parted from him, From this place where you are take a look to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west:

Genesis 15:1-2

After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Have no fear, Abram: I will keep you safe, and great will be your reward.

Genesis 15:4-5

Then said the Lord, This man will not get the heritage, but a son of your body will have your property after you.

Genesis 18:11-13

Now Abraham and Sarah were very old, and Sarah was past the time for giving birth.

Genesis 22:17

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;

Genesis 24:1

Now Abraham was old and far on in years: and the Lord had given him everything in full measure.

Genesis 24:35

The Lord has given my master every blessing, and he has become great: he has given him flocks and herds and silver and gold, and men-servants and women-servants and camels and asses.

Joshua 24:3

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, guiding him through all the land of Canaan; I made his offspring great in number, and gave him Isaac.

Nehemiah 9:7-8

You are the Lord, the God, who took Abram and made him yours, guiding him from Ur of the Chaldees, and gave him the name of Abraham;

Isaiah 29:22

For this reason the Lord, the saviour of Abraham, says about the family of Jacob, Jacob will not now be put to shame, or his face be clouded with fear.

Romans 4:1-5

What, then, may we say that Abraham, our father after the flesh, has got?

Romans 4:16-24

For this reason it is of faith, so that it may be through grace; and so that the word of God may be certain to all the seed; not only to that which is of the law, but to that which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

Galatians 3:9-14

So then those who are of faith have a part in the blessing of Abraham who was full of faith.

Hebrews 11:8-12

By faith Abraham did as God said when he was ordered to go out into a place which was to be given to him as a heritage, and went out without knowledge of where he was going.

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