Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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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Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Yahweh Comforts Zion

1 "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD! Look to the rock from which you were cut, to the quarry from which you were hewn. 2 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. 3 For the LORD will have compassion on Zion, have compassion on all her ruins. He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her deserts like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving, and the sound of singing. Sorrow and sighing will flee away.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:24

"Son of Man, those who are living among these ruins of the land of Israel keep saying, "Abraham was only one man, but he was able to possess the land! As for us, we're a multitude, and the land has been given to us as an inheritance.'

Genesis 12:1-3

The LORD told Abram, "You are to leave your land, your relatives, and your father's house and go to the land that I'm going to show you.

Genesis 13:14-17

After Lot had separated from Abram, the LORD told Abram, "Look off to the north, south, east, and west from where you're living,

Genesis 15:1-2

Some time later, a message came from the LORD to Abram in a vision. "Stop being afraid, Abram," he said. "I myself your shield am your very great reward."

Genesis 15:4-5

A message came from the LORD to him again: "This one will not be your heir. Instead, the child who will be born to you will be your heir."

Genesis 18:11-13

Now Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. Abraham and Sarah were old really old and Sarah was beyond the age of childbearing.

Genesis 22:17

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.

Genesis 24:1

Now Abraham had grown old, was well advanced in age, and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.

Genesis 24:35

"The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become wealthy. He has provided him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Joshua 24:3

"Long ago your ancestors lived beyond the Euphrates River, including Terah, father of both Abraham and Nahor, where they served other gods. Then I took your ancestor Abraham from the other side of the Euphrates River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I multiplied his descendants, and gave him his son Isaac.

Nehemiah 9:7-8

You are the LORD, the God who chose Abram, whom you brought from Ur of the Chaldeans and to whom you gave the name Abraham.

Isaiah 29:22

"Therefore, this is what the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, says concerning the house of Jacob: "No longer will Jacob be ashamed; no longer will his face grow pale.

Romans 4:1-5

What, then, are we to say about Abraham, our human ancestor?

Romans 4:16-24

Therefore, the promise is based on faith, so that it may be a matter of grace and may be guaranteed for all of Abraham's descendants not only for those who were given the Law, but also for those who share the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.

Galatians 3:9-14

Therefore, those who believe are blessed together with Abraham, the one who believed.

Hebrews 11:8-12

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

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