Genesis 13:16
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New International Version
I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.

New Living Translation
And I will give you so many descendants that, like the dust of the earth, they cannot be counted!

English Standard Version
I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted.

New American Standard Bible
"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.

King James Bible
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust of the earth, then your offspring could be counted.

International Standard Version
I'll make your descendants as plentiful as the specks of dust of the earth, so that if one could count the specks of dust of the earth, then your descendants could also be counted.

NET Bible
And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will also give you as many descendants as the dust of the earth. If anyone could count the dust of the earth, then he could also count your descendants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

New American Standard 1977
“And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if someone could number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your descendants also be numbered.

American King James Version
And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be numbered.

American Standard Version
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: So that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may thy seed also be numbered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: if any man be able to number the dust of the earth, he shall be able to number thy seed also.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if any one can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also will be numbered.

English Revised Version
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

World English Bible
I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have set thy seed as dust of the earth, so that, if one is able to number the dust of the earth, even thy seed is numbered;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:14-18 Those are best prepared for the visits of Divine grace, whose spirits are calm, and not ruffled with passion. God will abundantly make up in spiritual peace, what we lose for preserving neighbourly peace. When our relations are separated from us, yet God is not. Observe also the promises with which God now comforted and enriched Abram. Of two things he assures him; a good land, and a numerous issue to enjoy it. The prospects seen by faith are more rich and beautiful than those we see around us. God bade him walk through the land, not to think of fixing in it, but expect to be always unsettled, and walking through it to a better Canaan. He built an altar, in token of his thankfulness to God. When God meets us with gracious promises, he expects that we should attend him with humble praises. In outward difficulties, it is very profitable for the true believer to mediate on the glorious inheritance which the Lord has for him at the last.
Study Bible
God Renews the Promise to Abram
15for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. 16"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. 17"Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you."…
Cross References
Genesis 16:10
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."

Genesis 17:2
"I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."

Genesis 28:14
"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Numbers 23:10
"Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my end be like his!"

2 Kings 13:23
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.

2 Chronicles 1:9
"Now, O LORD God, Your promise to my father David is fulfilled, for You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be numbered.

Genesis 12:2,3 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

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

Genesis 17:6,16,20 And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of …

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

Genesis 21:13 And also of the son of the female slave will I make a nation, because …

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

Genesis 25:1-34 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah…

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

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

Genesis 32:12 And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the …

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

Genesis 36:1-43 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom…

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 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore …

Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part …

Deuteronomy 1:10 The LORD your God has multiplied you, and, behold, you are this day …

Judges 6:3,5 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, …

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

1 Kings 4:20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, …

1 Chronicles 21:5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David…

1 Chronicles 27:23 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under…

2 Chronicles 17:14-18 And these are the numbers of them according to the house of their …

Isaiah 48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been …

Isaiah 48:19 Your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your bowels …

Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the …

Romans 4:16-18 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the …

Hebrews 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many …

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could …

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