Parallel Verses

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.

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.”

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.

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

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Yahweh Comforts Zion

1 Hear to me, ye pursuing justice, seeking Jehovah: look to the rock ye hewed, and at the quarry of the pit ye dug out 2 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. 3 For Jehovah comforted Zion: he comforted all her wastes, and he will set her desert as Eden, and her sterile region as the garden of Jehovah; joy and gladness shall be found in her confession, and the voice of song.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:24

Son of man, they inhabiting these wastes upon the land of Israel say, saying, Abraham was one, and he will inherit the land: and we are many; the land was given to us for a possession.

Genesis 12:1-3

And Jehovah will say to Abram, Go for thyself from thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land which I will shew thee.

Genesis 13:14-17

And Jehovah said to Abram after Lot separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes and see from the place which thou art there to the north and the desert, and the east and the sea.

Genesis 15:1-2

After these words, the word of Jehovah was to Abram in a vision, saying, Thou shalt not fear, Abram: I a shield to thee, thy reward great exceedingly.

Genesis 15:4-5

And behold, the word of Jehovah was to him, saying, This shall not inherit thee, for truly he who shall come forth from thy bowels shall inherit thee.

Genesis 18:11-13

And Abraham and Sarah were old, being gone in days; the way according to women ceased to be to Sarah.

Genesis 22:17

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.

Genesis 24:1

And Abraham was old and come days: and Jehovah praised Abraham in every thing.

Genesis 24:35

And Jehovah blessed my lord greatly, and he will be great; and he will give to him sheep and oxen, and silver and gold, and servants and maids and camels and asses.

Joshua 24:3

And I will take your father Abraham from beyond the river, and I will lead him into all the land of Canaan, and I will multiply his seed and I will give to him Isaak.

Nehemiah 9:7-8

Thou thyself Jehovah the God who chose in Abram, and thou broughtest him from Ur of the Chaldees, and didst set his name Abraham.

Isaiah 29:22

For this, thus said Jehovah, to the house of Jacob, who redeemed Abraham, Jacob shall not now be ashamed and his face shall not now become pale.

Romans 4:1-5

What then shall we say Abraham our father to have found, according to the flesh?

Romans 4:16-24

Therefore of faith, that according to grace; the promise to be firm to all the seed; not to that of the law only, but also to that of the faith of Abraham; who is father of us all,

Galatians 3:9-14

So that they of faith are praised with faithful Abraham.

Hebrews 11:8-12

By faith Abraham, being called, listened, to go forth into the place which he was about to receive for an inheritance; and he came out, not knowing where he is coming.

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