I will make you exceedingly fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 17:16
And I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will descend from her."
He moved on from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Rehoboth and said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a company of peoples.
And God told him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation--even a company of nations--shall come from you, and kings shall descend from you.
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:
And the second son he named Ephraim, saying, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."
Thus the Israelites settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and became fruitful and increased greatly in number.
I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will fulfill My covenant with you.
Chapter Outline1. God renews the covenant with Abram,
5. and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.
9. Circumcision is instituted.
15. Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.
17. Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.
23. Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.
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