Genesis 32:12
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New International Version
But you have said, 'I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.'"

New Living Translation
But you promised me, 'I will surely treat you kindly, and I will multiply your descendants until they become as numerous as the sands along the seashore--too many to count.'"

English Standard Version
But you said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’”

New American Standard Bible
"For You said, 'I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.'"

King James Bible
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have said, 'I will cause you to prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.'"

International Standard Version
Now, you promised me that 'I'm certainly going to cause things to go well with you, and I'm going to make your offspring as numerous as the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.'"

NET Bible
But you said, 'I will certainly make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand on the seashore, too numerous to count.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you did say, 'I will make sure that you are prosperous and that your descendants will be as many as the grains of sand on the seashore. No one will be able to count them because there are so many.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Thou saidst: I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.'

New American Standard 1977
“For Thou didst say, ‘I will surely prosper you, and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou hast said, I will surely do thee good and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

King James 2000 Bible
And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

American King James Version
And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

American Standard Version
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou didst say that thou wouldst do well by me, and multiply my seed like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for the multitude.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou saidst, I will certainly deal well with thee, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

English Revised Version
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

World English Bible
You said, 'I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which can't be numbered because there are so many.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and Thou -- Thou hast said, I certainly do good with thee, and have set thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not numbered because of the multitude.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
32:9-23 Times of fear should be times of prayer: whatever causes fear, should drive us to our knees, to our God. Jacob had lately seen his guards of angels, but in this distress he applied to God, not to them; he knew they were his fellow-servants, Re 22:9. There cannot be a better pattern for true prayer than this. Here is a thankful acknowledgement of former undeserved favours; a humble confession of unworthiness; a plain statement of his fears and distress; a full reference of the whole affair to the Lord, and resting all his hopes on him. The best we can say to God in prayer, is what he has said to us. Thus he made the name of the Lord his strong tower, and could not but be safe. Jacob's fear did not make him sink into despair, nor did his prayer make him presume upon God's mercy, without the use of means. God answers prayers by teaching us to order our affairs aright. To pacify Esau, Jacob sent him a present. We must not despair of reconciling ourselves to those most angry against us.
Study Bible
Jacob's Fear of Esau
11"Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children. 12"For You said, I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.'" 13So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau:…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:12
And so from one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.

Genesis 22:17
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

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.

1 Kings 4:20
Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.

Hosea 1:10
Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, "You are not My people," It will be said to them, "You are the sons of the living God."
Treasury of Scripture

And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

thou.

Genesis 32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother …

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

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that …

1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise …

I will.

Genesis 28:13-15 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God …

Genesis 46:3,4 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down …

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