Genesis 17:16
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New International Version
I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."

New Living Translation
And I will bless her and give you a son from her! Yes, I will bless her richly, and she will become the mother of many nations. Kings of nations will be among her descendants."

English Standard Version
I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

New American Standard Bible
"I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."

King James Bible
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bless her; indeed, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will produce nations; kings of peoples will come from her."

International Standard Version
I will bless her. Furthermore, I will give you a son from her. I will bless her, so that nations, kings, and people will come from her."

NET Bible
I will bless her and will give you a son through her. I will bless her and she will become a mother of nations. Kings of countries will come from her!"

New Heart English Bible
And I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. And I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bless her, and I will also give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will become [a mother of] nations, and kings will come from her."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will bless her, and moreover I will give thee a son of her; yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be of her.'

New American Standard 1977
“And I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will bless her and give thee a son also of her; yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of Gentiles; kings of peoples shall be of her.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall come from her.

American King James Version
And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

American Standard Version
And I will bless her, and moreover I will give thee a son of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be of her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will bless her, and of her I will give thee a son, whom I will bless, and he shell become nations, and kings of people shall spring from him.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son also of her; and I will bless her, and she shall become nations: kings of peoples shall be of her.

English Revised Version
And I will bless her, and moreover I will give thee a son of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be of her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also by her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall proceed from her.

World English Bible
I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her."

Young's Literal Translation
and I have blessed her, and have also given to thee a son from her; and I have blessed her, and she hath become nations -- kings of peoples are from her.'
Study Bible
The Covenant of Circumcision
15Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16"I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her." 17Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"…
Cross References
Galatians 4:23
His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born because of the promise.

Genesis 17:6
"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.

Genesis 17:15
Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Genesis 17:19
But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

Genesis 18:10
He said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.

Genesis 21:1
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.

Genesis 24:60
They blessed Rebekah and said to her, "May you, our sister, Become thousands of ten thousands, And may your descendants possess The gate of those who hate them."

Genesis 25:23
The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."

Genesis 35:11
God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you.

Genesis 36:31
Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the sons of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

And I.

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, …

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

Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, You are our sister, be …

Romans 9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah …

give.

Genesis 18:10-14 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time …

be a mother of nations. Heb. become nations.

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

Galatians 4:26-31 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all…

1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you …

kings.

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

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing …

(16) A son . . . of her.--This is the first place where it was definitely promised that Abram's heir should be Sarah's own son. This must be remembered in estimating the conduct of Abram and Sarah in the matter of Hagar. They had long waited, and hoped, before taking measures of their own for the fulfilment of the promise. The rest of the verse should be translated, "she shall become (grow into) nations: kings of peoples shall become of her, that is, "shall spring from her."

Verse 16. - And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her (the first intimation that the promised seed was to be Sarai's child), and she shall be a mother of nations; - literally, she shall become nations (cf. Ver. 4) - kings of people shall be of her. And I will bless her,.... The Targum of Jonathan adds, "in her body", with fruitfulness, who before was barren, and in her soul with spiritual blessings, and in both with the blessing of eternal life:

and give thee a son also of her; as he had given him one of Hagar: God had before promised Abraham a son that should be his heir, but he had not till now told him that he should be born of Sarah his wife:

yea, I will bless her; which is repeated for the confirmation of it, and for the greater strengthening Abraham's faith in it:

and she shall be a mother of nations; of the twelve tribes of Israel; of the two nations of Israel and Judah:

kings of people shall be of her; as David, Solomon, and others, and especially the King Messiah. 17:15-22 Here is the promise made to Abraham of a son by Sarai, in whom the promise made to him should be fulfilled. The assurance of this promise was the change of Sarai's name into Sarah. Sarai signifies my princess, as if her honour were confined to one family only; Sarah signifies a princess. The more favours God confers upon us, the more low we should be in our own eyes. Abraham showed great joy; he laughed, it was a laughter of delight, not of distrust. Now it was that Abraham rejoiced to see Christ's day; now he saw it and was glad, Joh 8:56. Abraham, dreading lest Ishmael should be abandoned and forsaken of God, put up a petition on his behalf. God gives us leave in prayer to be particular in making known our requests. Whatever is our care and fear, should be spread before God in prayer. It is the duty of parents to pray for their children, and the great thing we should desire is, that they may be kept in covenant with Him, and may have grace to walk before him in uprightness. Common blessings are secured to Ishmael. Outward good things are often given to those children of godly parents who are born after the flesh, for their parents' sake. Covenant blessings are reserved for Isaac, and appropriated to him.
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