I will surely bless you, and I will multiply your descendants like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gates of their enemies.
Cross ReferencesRomans 4:13
For it was not through the Law that Abraham and his descendants were promised that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the Israelites is like the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved.
saying, "I will surely bless you and multiply your descendants."
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.
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
And the LORD took him outside and said, "Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able." Then He declared, "So shall your offspring be."
And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, "Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands upon thousands. May your offspring possess the gates of their enemies."
After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who lived near Beer-lahai-roi.
I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed,
and 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 multiply your descendants for the sake of My servant Abraham."
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a company of peoples.
And may He give the blessing of Abraham to you and your descendants, so that you may possess the land where you dwell as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham."
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and east and north and south. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
But You have said, 'I will surely make you prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, too numerous to count.'"
The LORD your God has multiplied you, so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Your fathers went down to Egypt, seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Nothing set apart for destruction shall be found in your hands, so that the LORD will turn from His fierce anger, grant you mercy, show you compassion, and multiply you as He swore to your fathers,
1 Chronicles 27:23
David did not count the men aged twenty or under, because the LORD had said that He would make Israel as numerous as the stars of the sky.
2 Chronicles 1:9
Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to my father David be fulfilled. For You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
Yet the number of the Israelites will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'
Chapter Outline1. Abraham is tested with the command to offer Isaac.
3. He gives proof of his faith and obedience.
11. The angel prevents him.
13. Isaac is exchanged for a ram.
14. The place is called Jehovah-jireh.
15. Abraham is again blessed.
20. The generations of Nahor unto Rebekah.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Genesis 27:28, 29
Genesis 28:3, 14
Genesis 49:25, 26
I will multiply.
1 Kings 9:26
2 Samuel 8:1-18
2 Samuel 10:1-19
Psalm 2:8, 9
Psalm 72:8, 9
Daniel 2:44, 45
1 Corinthians 15:57
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