38 Bible Verses about Abraham, Family And Descendants
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And Abram fell on his face. And God talked moreover with him, saying, "I am. Behold, my covenant is with thee, that thou shalt be a father of many nations. Therefore shalt thou no more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham: for a father of many nations have I made thee,read more.
and I will multiply thee exceedingly, and will make nations of thee: yea, and kings shall spring out of thee.
And as concerning Ishmael also, I have heard thy request: lo, I will bless him and increase him, and multiply him exceedingly. Twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make a great nation of him.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee. And in thee shall be blessed all the generations of the earth."
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant, which God hath made unto our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'Even in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.'
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. And I will make of thee a mighty people, and will bless thee, and make thy name great, that thou mayst be a blessing.
And Joshua said unto all the people, "Thus sayeth the LORD God of Israel, 'Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the water in old time even Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, and served strange gods. 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.
And he said, "Ye men, brethren, and fathers, hearken to. The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham while he was yet in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, and said unto him, 'Come out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall show unto thee.'
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. By faith he removed into the land that was promised him, as into a strange country, and dwelt in tabernacles: and so did Isaac, and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city having a foundation, whose builder and maker is God.
Thou art the LORD, the God that hast chosen Abram, and broughtest him out of Ur in Chaldea, and called him Abraham: and foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give unto his seed the land of the Cananites, Hittites, Amorites, Perezites, Jebusites, and Girgashites - and hast made good thy words: for thou art righteous,
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." And Abram answered, "LORD Jehovah, what wilt thou give me? I go childless, and the cater of mine house, this Eliezer of Damascus, hath a son." And Abram said, "See, to me hast thou given no seed: lo, a lad born in my house shall be mine heir!"read more.
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." And he brought him out at the doors and said, "Look up unto heaven and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them." And said unto him, "Even so shall thy seed be." And Abram believed the LORD, and it was counted to him for righteousness. And he said unto him, "I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur in Chaldea to give thee this land to possess it." And he said, "LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall possess it?" And he said unto him, "Take a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a three year old ram, a turtle dove and a young pigeon." And he took all these and divided them in the midst, and laid every piece, one over against another. But the fowls divided he not. And the birds fell on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away. And when the sun was down, there fell a slumber upon Abram. And lo, fear and great darkness came upon him. And he said unto Abram, "Know this of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that pertaineth not unto them. And they shall make bondmen of them and entreat them evil, four hundred years. But the nation whom they shall serve, will I judge. And afterward shall they come out with great substance. Nevertheless, thou shalt go unto thy fathers in peace, and shalt be buried when thou art of a good age: and in the fourth generation they shall come hither again, for the wickedness of the Amorites is not yet full." When the sun was down and it was waxed dark, behold, there was a smoking furnace and a fire brand that went between the said pieces. And that same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "Unto thy seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt, even unto the great river Euphrates: the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Giants, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites."
It is not for thy righteousness' sake and right heart that thou goest to possess their land: But partly for the wickedness of these nations, the LORD thy God doth cast them out before thee, and partly to perform that which the LORD thy God sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Then came he out of the land of Chaldea and dwelt in Haran. And after that, as soon as his father was dead, he brought him into this land, in which ye now dwell, and he gave him none inheritance in it - no, not the breadth of a foot - But promised that he would give it to him to possess and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
And the man bowed himself and worshipped the LORD, and said, "Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham which ceaseth not to deal mercifully and truly with my master. For the LORD hath brought me the way to my master's brother's house."
And he said, "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
Remember the marvelous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
He remembereth mercy: and helpeth his servant Israel. Even as he promised to our fathers, Abraham and to his seed forever."
He is the LORD our God, his judgments are in all the world. He is always mindful of his covenant and promise, that he made to a thousand generations, even the covenant that he made with Abraham, and the oath that he sware unto Isaac,read more.
and appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting testament; saying, "Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance."
And it chanced, in process of time, that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by the reason of labour, and cried. And their complaint came up unto God from the labour. And God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel and knew them.
For why? He remembered his holy promise which he had made to Abraham his servant. Thus he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness, and gave them the lands of the Heathen; where they took the labours of the people in possession,read more.
that they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws. Praise the everlasting! Hallelujah!
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people. And hath raised up a horn of salvation unto us, in the house of his servant David. Even as he promised by the mouth of his holy prophets which were since the world began.read more.
That we should be saved from our enemies: And from the hands of all that hate us: To fulfill the mercy promised to our fathers; And to remember his holy covenant; And to perform the oath, which he sware to our father Abraham, for to give us. That we, delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear: all the days of our life, in such holiness and righteousness that are accept before him.
And God said unto Abraham, "See thou keep my covenant, both thou and thy seed after thee in their times. This is my covenant which ye shall keep between me and you and thy seed after thee: that ye circumcise all your men children. Ye shall circumcise the foreskin of your flesh, and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.read more.
And every manchild when it is eight days old, shall be circumcised among you in your generations, and all servants also born at home or bought with money, though they be strangers and not of thy seed. The servant born in thy house, and he also that is bought with money, must needs be circumcised, that my covenant may be in your flesh, for an everlasting bond. If there be any uncircumcised manchild, that hath not the foreskin of his flesh cut off, his soul shall perish from his people: because he hath broken my covenant."
This is the book of the generations of Jesus Christ: the son of David, the son also of Abraham.
which was the son of Jacob: which was the son of Isaac: which was the son of Abraham: which was the son of Terah: which was the son of Nahor:
And see that you think not to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father': for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Even now is the axe put unto the root of the trees: so that every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Bring forth due fruits of repentance; And begin not to say in yourselves, we have Abraham to our father. For I say unto you: God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. Now also is the axe laid unto the root of the trees: So that every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire."
They answered him, "We be Abraham's seed, and were never bond to any man: why sayest thou then, 'Ye shall be made free?'" Jesus answered them, "Verily, verily I say unto you, That whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house forever: But the son abideth ever.read more.
If the son therefore shall make you free, then are ye free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed: but ye seek means to kill me because my sayings have no place in you. "I speak that I have seen with my father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father." They answered, and said unto him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said unto them, "If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the deeds of Abraham. But now ye go about to kill me, a man that have told you the truth, which I have heard of God: This did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father." Then said they unto him, "We were not born of fornication. We have one father which is God."