Genesis 13:17
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New International Version
Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you."

New Living Translation
Go and walk through the land in every direction, for I am giving it to you."

English Standard Version
Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.”

New American Standard Bible
"Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you."

King James Bible
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get up and walk around the land, through its length and width, for I will give it to you."

International Standard Version
Get up! Walk throughout the length and breadth of the land, because I'm going to give it to you."

NET Bible
Get up and walk throughout the land, for I will give it to you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Go! Walk back and forth across the entire land because I will give it to you."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it, for I must give it unto thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto you.

American King James Version
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to you.

American Standard Version
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto thee will I give it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise and walk through the land in the length, and in the breadth thereof: for I will give it to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Arise, walk through the land according to the length of it and according to the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee.

English Revised Version
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto thee will I give it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee.

World English Bible
Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its breadth; for I will give it to you."

Young's Literal Translation
rise, go up and down through the land, to its length, and to its breadth, for to thee I give it.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Arise. According to a common mode of Oriental speech, pleonastically affixed to verbs of going, going forward, and of setting about anything with impulse (Gesenius, p. 727; cf. Genesis 22:3; Job 1:20). Walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it. To be understood not as a literal direction, but as an intimation that he might leisurely survey his inheritance with the calm assurance that it was his. For I will give it unto thee.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Arise, walk through the land,.... And take a survey of it, and see what a land it is, how good and how large, and take possession of it for himself and his, though he was only to be a sojourner in it; and so the Targum of Jonathan adds, and making in it a possession, which in civil law was done by walking:

in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; the extent of it is variously settled by geographers; some giving it no more than about one hundred and seventy or eighty miles in length, from north to south, and about one hundred and forty in breadth from east to west, where broadest, as it is towards the south, and but about seventy where narrowest, as it is towards the north: but it is observed (d) from the latest and most accurate maps, that it appears to extend near two hundred miles in length, and about eighty in breadth about the middle, and ten or fifteen more or less where it widens or shrinks:

for I will give it unto thee; that is, to his seed, the whole of it, in its utmost extent, as to length and breadth; which if he pleased for his own satisfaction he might take a tour through, whereby he would be a judge what was bestowed on him and his(d) Vid. Universal History, vol. 2. p. 385.



Genesis 13:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Renews the Promise to Abram
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." 18Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
Cross References
Genesis 13:15
All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.

Genesis 15:7
He also said to him, "I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it."

Genesis 17:8
The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God."

Genesis 28:13
There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.

Genesis 50:24
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

Numbers 13:17
When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, "Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country.

2 Kings 13:23
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy them or banish them from his presence.
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