Genesis 17:2
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New International Version
Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."

New Living Translation
I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants."

English Standard Version
that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”

New American Standard Bible
"I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."

King James Bible
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you greatly."

International Standard Version
I'll establish my covenant between me and you, and I'll greatly increase your numbers."

NET Bible
Then I will confirm my covenant between me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants."

New Heart English Bible
I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will give you my promise, and I will give you very many descendants."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.'

New American Standard 1977
“And I will establish My covenant between Me and you,
            And I will multiply you exceedingly.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.

American King James Version
And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.

American Standard Version
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will make my covenant between me and thee: and I will multiply thee exceedingly.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.

English Revised Version
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

World English Bible
I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

Young's Literal Translation
and I give My covenant between Me and thee, and multiply thee very exceedingly.'

Study Bible
Abram Named Abraham
1Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless. 2"I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly." 3Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,…
Cross References
Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Genesis 13:16
"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.

Genesis 15:5
And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

Genesis 15:18
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 28:3
"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

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.

1 Chronicles 16:16
The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.

Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.

Psalm 105:9
The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.

And I.

Genesis 17:4-6 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father …

Genesis 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your …

Psalm 105:8-11 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded …

Galatians 3:17,18 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God …

multiply.

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

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

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

(2) I will make my covenant.--In Genesis 15:18 the Heb. word for "make" is cut, and refers to the severing of the victims; here it is "give," "place," and implies that it was an act of grace on God's part (comp. Note on Genesis 9:9). Abram had now waited twenty-five years after leaving Ur-Chasdim, and fourteen or fifteen years since the ratification of the solemn covenant between him and Jehovah (Genesis 15:17); but the time had at length arrived for the fulfilment of the promise, and in token thereof Abram and Sarai were to change their names, and all the males be brought near to God by a solemn sacrament.

Verse 2. - And I will make my covenant between me and thee. Literally, I will give (cf. Genesis 9:9, 11, 12). Neither an additional covenant to that described in Genesis 15. (Rosenmüller), nor a different traditional account of the transaction contained in Genesis 15. (Tuch, Bleek), nor the original Elohistic narrative of which that in Genesis 15. was a later imitation (Knobel); but an intimation that the covenant already concluded was about to be carried into execution, and the promise of a son to be more specifically determined as the offspring of Sarai (Keil). And will multiply thee exceedingly (vide Genesis 12:2; Genesis 13:16; Genesis 15:5). And I will make my covenant between me and thee,.... The covenant of circumcision, so called from the token of it, which God is said to make or give (e), being his own constitution, and depended on his sovereign will and pleasure, see Acts 7:8,

and will multiply thee exceedingly; as he had before promised at several times, and now renews it, lest be should think that Ishmael was the promised seed; for though Hagar's seed is promised to be multiplied, yet here Abram's seed by Sarai is intended, which should be exceeding exceedingly, or in great abundance multiplied; and especially as this may include both his natural seed by her, and his spiritual seed among all nations, who are of the same faith with him, see Genesis 12:2.

(e) "dabo", Pagninus, Montanus, Schmidt. 17:1-6 The covenant was to be accomplished in due time. The promised Seed was Christ, and Christians in him. And all who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abram, being partakers of the same covenant blessings. In token of this covenant his name was changed from Abram, a high father, to Abraham, the father of a multitude. All that the Christian world enjoys, it is indebted for to Abraham and his Seed.
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