Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 pursuing righteousness, Seeking Jehovah, Look attentively unto the rock -- ye have been hewn, And unto the hole of the pit -- ye have been digged. 2 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. 3 For Jehovah hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her wastes, And He setteth her wilderness as Eden, And her desert as a garden of Jehovah, Joy, yea, gladness is found in her, Confession, and the voice of song.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:24

Son of man, the inhabitants of these wastes on the ground of Israel are speaking, saying: Alone hath been Abraham -- and he possesseth the land, and we are many -- to us hath the land been given for a possession.

Genesis 12:1-3

And Jehovah saith unto Abram, 'Go for thyself, from thy land, and from thy kindred, and from the house of thy father, unto the land which I shew thee.

Genesis 13:14-17

And Jehovah said unto Abram, after Lot's being parted from him, 'Lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward;

Genesis 15:1-2

After these things hath the word of Jehovah been unto Abram in a vision, saying, 'Fear not, Abram, I am a shield to thee, thy reward is exceeding great.'

Genesis 15:4-5

And lo, the word of Jehovah is unto him, saying, 'This one doth not heir thee; but he who cometh out from thy bowels, he doth heir thee;'

Genesis 18:11-13

And Sarah is hearkening at the opening of the tent, which is behind him;

Genesis 22:17

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;

Genesis 24:1

And Abraham is old, he hath entered into days, and Jehovah hath blessed Abraham in all things;

Genesis 24:35

and Jehovah hath blessed my lord exceedingly, and he is great; and He giveth to him flock, and herd, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and asses;

Joshua 24:3

and I take your father Abraham from beyond the River, and cause him to go through all the land of Canaan, and multiply his seed, and give to him Isaac.

Nehemiah 9:7-8

Thou art He, O Jehovah God, who didst fix on Abraham, and didst bring him out from Ur of the Chaldeans, and didst make his name Abraham,

Isaiah 29:22

Therefore, thus said Jehovah, Who ransomed Abraham, Concerning the house of Jacob: 'Not now ashamed is Jacob, Nor now doth his face become pale,

Romans 4:1-5

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

Romans 4:16-24

Because of this it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, for the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that which is of the law only, but also to that which is of the faith of Abraham,

Galatians 3:9-14

'Blessed in thee shall be all the nations;' so that those of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham,

Hebrews 11:8-12

By faith Abraham, being called, did obey, to go forth to the place that he was about to receive for an inheritance, and he went forth, not knowing whither he doth go;

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