Genesis 15:4
New International Version
Then the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.”

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.”

English Standard Version
And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the word of the LORD came to Abram, saying, “This one will not be your heir, but one who comes from your own body will be your heir.”

King James Bible
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

New King James Version
And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

New American Standard Bible
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

NASB 1995
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.”

NASB 1977
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who shall come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.”

Amplified Bible
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man [Eliezer] will not be your heir but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir.”

Christian Standard Bible
Now the word of the LORD came to him: “This one will not be your heir; instead, one who comes from your own body will be your heir.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the word of the LORD came to him: “This one will not be your heir; instead, one who comes from your own body will be your heir.”

American Standard Version
And, behold, the word of Jehovah came unto him, saying, This man shall not be thine heir; But he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said to him: “This shall not be your heir, but your son who proceeds from your loins, he will be your heir.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And immediately there was a voice of the Lord to him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come out of thee shall be thine heir.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD replied, "No, he won't! You will have a son of your own, and everything you have will be his."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And immediately the word of the Lord came to him, saying: He shall not be thy heir: but he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy heir.

English Revised Version
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

Good News Translation
Then he heard the LORD speaking to him again: "This slave Eliezer will not inherit your property; your own son will be your heir."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, the LORD spoke his word to Abram again. He said, "This man will not be your heir. Your own son will be your heir."

International Standard Version
A message came from the LORD to him again: "This one will not be your heir. Instead, the child who will be born to you will be your heir."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying: 'This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.'

Literal Standard Version
And behold, the word of YHWH [is] to him, saying, “This [one] will not be your heir; but he who comes out from your bowels, he will be your heir”;

NET Bible
But look, the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but instead a son who comes from your own body will be your heir."

New Heart English Bible
And look, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come forth out of your own body will be your heir."

World English Bible
Behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come forth out of your own body will be your heir."

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, the word of Jehovah is unto him, saying, 'This one doth not heir thee; but he who cometh out from thy bowels, he doth heir thee;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Covenant with Abram
3Abram continued, “Behold, You have given me no offspring, so a servant in my household will be my heir.” 4Then the word of the LORD came to Abram, saying, “This one will not be your heir, but one who comes from your own body will be your heir.” 5And the LORD took him outside and said, “Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able.” Then He told him, “So shall your offspring be.”…

Cross References
Galatians 4:28
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.

Genesis 15:1
After these events, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."


Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, This shall not be your heir; but he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir.

shall come.

Genesis 17:16
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

Genesis 21:12
And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

2 Samuel 7:12
And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.









Verse 4. - And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
וְהִנֵּ֨ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

the word
דְבַר־ (ḏə·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

came to him,
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

saying,
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“This
זֶ֑ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

one will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

be your heir,
יִֽירָשְׁךָ֖ (yî·rā·šə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

but
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

one
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

comes from
יֵצֵ֣א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

your own body
מִמֵּעֶ֔יךָ (mim·mê·‘e·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4578: The intestines, the abdomen, sympathy, a vest, the stomach, the uterus, the heart

will be your heir.”
יִֽירָשֶֽׁךָ׃ (yî·rā·še·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin


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