Genesis 12:2
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New International Version
"I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.

New Living Translation
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.

English Standard Version
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

New American Standard Bible
And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;

King James Bible
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.

International Standard Version
I'll make a great nation of your descendants, I'll bless you, and I'll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.

NET Bible
Then I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, so that you will exemplify divine blessing.

New Heart English Bible
And I will make of you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great. And you will be a blessing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make you a great nation, I will bless you. I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.

New American Standard 1977
And I will make you a great nation,
            And I will bless you,
            And make your name great;
            And so you shall be a blessing;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

American King James Version
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

American Standard Version
and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make they name great; and be thou a blessing;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

English Revised Version
and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing:

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

World English Bible
I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

Young's Literal Translation
And I make thee become a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-3 God made choice of Abram, and singled him out from among his fellow-idolaters, that he might reserve a people for himself, among whom his true worship might be maintained till the coming of Christ. From henceforward Abram and his seed are almost the only subject of the history in the Bible. Abram was tried whether he loved God better than all, and whether he could willingly leave all to go with God. His kindred and his father's house were a constant temptation to him, he could not continue among them without danger of being infected by them. Those who leave their sins, and turn to God, will be unspeakable gainers by the change. The command God gave to Abram, is much the same with the gospel call, for natural affection must give way to Divine grace. Sin, and all the occasions of it, must be forsaken; particularly bad company. Here are many great and precious promises. All God's precepts are attended with promises to the obedient. 1. I will make of thee a great nation. When God took Abram from his own people, he promised to make him the head of another people. 2. I will bless thee. Obedient believers shall be sure to inherit the blessing. 3. I will make thy name great. The name of obedient believers shall certainly be made great. 4. Thou shalt be a blessing. Good men are the blessings of their country. 5. I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee. God will take care that none are losers, by any service done for his people. 6. In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Jesus Christ is the great blessing of the world, the greatest that ever the world possessed. All the true blessedness the world is now, or ever shall be possessed of, is owing to Abram and his posterity. Through them we have a Bible, a Saviour, and a gospel. They are the stock on which the Christian church is grafted.
Study Bible
The Calling of Abram
1Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; 2And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."…
Cross References
Genesis 17:4
"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.

Genesis 18:18
since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?

Genesis 18:19
"For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him."

Genesis 22:17
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Genesis 24:1
Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.

Genesis 25:11
It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by Beer-lahai-roi.

Genesis 26:3
"Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.

Genesis 28:4
"May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham."

Genesis 46:3
He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.

Exodus 1:7
But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Genesis 13:16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a …

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, …

Genesis 17:5,6 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall …

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, …

Genesis 22:17,18 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply …

Genesis 24:35 And the LORD has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: …

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and …

Genesis 27:29 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your …

Genesis 28:3,14 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, …

Genesis 35:11 And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; …

Genesis 46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down …

Exodus 1:7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, …

Exodus 32:10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, …

Numbers 14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will …

Numbers 24:9,10 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall …

Deuteronomy 26:5 And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, A Syrian ready …

2 Samuel 7:9 And I was with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies …

1 Kings 3:8,9 And your servant is in the middle of your people which you have chosen, …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness …

Galatians 3:7 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the …

thou shalt.

Genesis 14:14-16 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed …

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, …

Genesis 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, …

Genesis 28:4 And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with …

1 Kings 1:47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, …

Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ…

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