Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE."

King James Version

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Holman Bible

Against hope, with hope he believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be.

International Standard Version

Hoping in spite of hopeless circumstances, he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," just as he had been told: "This is how many descendants you will have."

A Conservative Version

Who, against hope, believed in hope, in order for him to become father of many nations according to that which was spoken, So thy seed will be.

American Standard Version

Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Amplified

[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.

An Understandable Version

Abraham hoped for what he believed [God had promised], even when there seemed little hope [of it happening], so this made him forefather of many nations, according to the words spoken to him [Gen. 15:5], "Your descendants will be many."

Anderson New Testament

He, against hope, confidently believed that he would become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken: So shall your posterity be.

Bible in Basic English

Who without reason for hope, in faith went on hoping, so that he became the father of a number of nations, as it had been said, So will your seed be.

Common New Testament

In hope, he believed against hope, so that he became the father of many nations; as he had been told, "So shall your descendants be."

Daniel Mace New Testament

he it was who against hope believed in hope, that he should become the father of many nations, according to what was told him, "so shall thy posterity be:"

Darby Translation

who against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be:

Godbey New Testament

who against hope confided in hope, that he should be the father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be:

Goodspeed New Testament

Abraham, hoping against hope, had faith, and so became the father of many nations, in fulfilment of the Scripture, "So countless shall your descendants be."

John Wesley New Testament

Who against hope believed in hope, that he should be the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who believed to wait against all hope, that he might become the father of many Gentiles, according to that which had been spoken unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Julia Smith Translation

Who against hope believed upon hope, for him to become father of many nations, according to that said, So shall thy seed be.

King James 2000

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall your descendants be.

Lexham Expanded Bible

who against hope believed in hope, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was said, "so will your descendants be."

Modern King James verseion

For he who beyond hope believed on hope for him to become the father of many nations (according to that which was spoken, "So your seed shall be").

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Which Abraham, contrary to hope, believed in hope: that he should be the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, "So shall thy seed be."

Moffatt New Testament

For Abraham, when hope was gone, hoped on in faith, and thus became the father of many nations ??even as he was told, So numberless shall your offspring be.

Montgomery New Testament

For Abraham, hoping against hope, had faith to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So numberless shall your descendants be.

NET Bible

Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, "so will your descendants be."

New Heart English Bible

Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So will your seed be."

Noyes New Testament

For he had confident hope in that which was past hope, that he should become a father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, "Thus shall thy offspring be;"

The Emphasized Bible

Who, past hope, upon hope believed, so that he became father of many nations, - according to what had been said - So shall be thy seed; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Who contrary to hope, in hope believed, that he should be the father of many nations, according to what was said, "So shall thy seed be."

Twentieth Century New Testament

With no ground for hope, Abraham, sustained by hope, put faith in God; in order that, in fulfillment of the words-'So many shall thy descendants be,' he might become 'the Father of many nations.'

Webster

Who against hope believed with hope, that he should become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Weymouth New Testament

Under utterly hopeless circumstances he hopefully believed, so that he might become the forefather of many nations, in agreement with the words "Equally numerous shall your posterity be."

Williams New Testament

Abraham, building on hope in spite of hopeless circumstances, had faith, and so he actually became the father of many nations, just as it had been told him, "So numberless shall your descendants be."

World English Bible

Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So will your seed be."

Worrell New Testament

who, past hope, believed against hope, to the end that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So shall your seed be."

Worsley New Testament

who against hope believed, with hope, that he should be the father of many nations, according to that which was said unto him, "So shall thy seed be."

Youngs Literal Translation

Who, against hope in hope did believe, for his becoming father of many nations according to that spoken: 'So shall thy seed be;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54
Usage: 54

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

in
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

he

Usage: 0

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

the father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

of many
πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

So
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

σπέρμα 
Sperma 
Usage: 37

References

Context Readings

The Promise To Abraham Secured Through Faith

17 (as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. 18 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE." 19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah's womb;


Cross References

Genesis 15:5-6

And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

Ruth 1:11-13

But Naomi said, "Return, my daughters. Why should you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Ezekiel 37:11

Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.'

Mark 5:35-36

While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?"

Luke 1:18

Zacharias said to the angel, "How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years."

Acts 27:25

"Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.

Romans 4:17

(as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

Romans 4:19

Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah's womb;

Romans 5:5

and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 8:24

For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?



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