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. 18
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. 19
So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.
20Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram 22and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel. 23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah; these eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abrahams brother. 24His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.
I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the seashore: thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.
Darby Bible Translation
I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
English Revised Version
that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Webster's Bible Translation
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is on the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
World English Bible
that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.
Young's Literal Translation
that blessing I bless thee, and multiplying I multiply thy seed as stars of the heavens, and as sand which is on the sea-shore; and thy seed doth possess the gate of his enemies;
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Arthur W. Pink—The Divine Inspiration of the Bible
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Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles
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The Destruction of Jerusalem
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