Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Hearken unto me, ye that follow righteousness and seek the LORD. Look unto the rock ye were cut out, and to the cave and pit ye were digged out. 2 Look unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you: how I called him only, and blessed him and multiplied him. 3 For the LORD hath compassion on Zion and hath compassion on all that is decayed therein, and will make her wilderness as paradise, and her desert as the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness shall be found therein, with thanksgiving and the voice of praise.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:24

"Thou son of man, these that dwell in the wasted land of Israel say, 'Abraham was but one man, and he had the land in possession: now are we many, and the land is given us to possess also.'

Genesis 12:1-3

Then the LORD said unto Abram, "Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred; and out of thy father's house, into a land which I will show thee.

Genesis 13:14-17

And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was departed from him, "Lift up thine eyes and look from the place where thou art, northward, southward, eastward and westward,

Genesis 15:1-2

After these deeds, the word of God came unto Abram in a vision, saying, "Fear not Abram, I am thy shield; and thy reward shall be exceeding great."

Genesis 15:4-5

And behold, the word of the LORD spake unto Abram saying, "He shall not be thine heir, but one that shall come out of thine own body shall be thine heir."

Genesis 18:11-13

Abraham and Sara were both old and well stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sara after the manner as it is with wives.

Genesis 22:17

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.

Genesis 24:1

Abraham was old and stricken in days, and the LORD had blessed him in all things.

Genesis 24:35

and the LORD hath blessed my master out of measure that he is become great and hath given him sheep, oxen, silver and gold, menservants, maidservants, camels and asses.

Joshua 24:3

But I took your father Abraham from the other side of the water, and brought him into the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.

Nehemiah 9:7-8

Thou art the LORD, the God that hast chosen Abram, and broughtest him out of Ur in Chaldea, and called him Abraham:

Isaiah 29:22

And therefore the LORD, even the defender of Abraham, sayeth thus unto the house of Jacob: "Now shall not Jacob be ashamed, nor his face confounded,

Romans 4:1-5

What shall we say, then, that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, did find?

Romans 4:16-24

Therefore by faith is the inheritance given, that it might come of favour: and that the promise might be sure to all the seed. Not to them only which are of the law: but also to them which are of the faith of Abraham, which is the father of us all.

Galatians 3:9-14

So then, they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

Hebrews 11:8-12

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out into a place which he should afterward receive to inheritance, and he went out, not knowing whither he should go.

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