Genesis 28:3
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New International Version
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.

New Living Translation
May God Almighty bless you and give you many children. And may your descendants multiply and become many nations!

English Standard Version
God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

New American Standard Bible
"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

King James Bible
And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you so that you become an assembly of peoples.

International Standard Version
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful so that your descendants become a whole group of people.

NET Bible
May the sovereign God bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May God Almighty bless you, make you fertile, and increase the number of your descendants so that you will become a community of people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And may God Almighty bless thee and make thee fruitful and multiply thee that thou may be a congregation of peoples

King James 2000 Bible
And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

American King James Version
And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

American Standard Version
And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a company of peoples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God almighty bless thee, and make thee to increase, and multiply thee: that thou mayst be a multitude of people.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Almighty God bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayest become a company of peoples.

English Revised Version
And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a company of peoples;

Webster's Bible Translation
And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

World English Bible
May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,

Young's Literal Translation
and God Almighty doth bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and thou hast become an assembly of peoples;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:1-5 Jacob had blessings promised both as to this world and that which is to come; yet goes out to a hard service. This corrected him for the fraud on his father. The blessing shall be conferred on him, yet he shall smart for the indirect course taken to obtain it. Jacob is dismissed by his father with a solemn charge. He must not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan: those who profess religion, should not marry with those that care not for religion. Also with a solemn blessing. Isaac had before blessed him unwittingly; now he does it designedly. This blessing is more full than the former; it is a gospel blessing. This promise looks as high as heaven, of which Canaan was a type. That was the better country which Jacob and the other patriarchs had in view.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And God Almighty - El Shaddai (vide Genesis 17:1) - bless thee, - the Abrahamic benediction in its fullest form was given by El Shaddai (vide Genesis 17:1-8) - and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be - literally, and thou shalt become (or grow to) - a multitude - an assembly, or congregation, or crowd called together, from a root signifying to call together (Gesenius), or to sweep up together (Furst); corresponding to ἐκκλησία ιν Greek - of people.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And God Almighty bless thee,.... This is not a new blessing, distinct from that in Genesis 28:1, but the same; there it is expressed in general, here the particulars of it are given; and by which it appears, that Isaac's blessing Jacob was a prayer, wishing a blessing from God upon him, and was the prayer of faith, delivered out under the spirit of prophecy; and they are blessed indeed that are blessed of God, and they must needs be blessed who are blessed by the Almighty; for what is it he cannot do or give? The Targum of Jonathan adds,"with much riches;''but no doubt all kind of blessings are included, both temporal and spiritual:

and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee; with a numerous offspring:

that thou mayest be a multitude of people; or an "assembly" or "congregation" (g) of them; which may all unite in one body and make one nation, as the twelve tribes descending from Jacob did.

(g) "in Coetum", Pagninus, Montanus, &c.



Genesis 28:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob Flees to Laban
2"Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother's brother. 3"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. 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."…
Cross References
Genesis 17:1
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.

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

Genesis 17:6
I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.

Genesis 17:20
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.

Genesis 22:17
I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,

Genesis 26:4
I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,

Genesis 26:24
That night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."

Genesis 27:33
Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him--and indeed he will be blessed!"

Genesis 35:11
And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.

Genesis 41:52
The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."

Genesis 43:14
And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved."

Genesis 48:3
Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me

Genesis 48:4
and said to me, 'I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers. I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.'

Genesis 49:25
because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb.

Exodus 1:7
but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
Treasury of Scripture

And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

God.

Genesis 17:1-6 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

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

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

Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send …

Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the …

Exodus 6:3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of …

Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: …

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, …

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb …

and make.

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

Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, …

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

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

Genesis 41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God has caused …

Psalm 127:3-5 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb …

Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways…

a multitude. Heb. an assembly.

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