Genesis 16:10
New International Version
The angel added, "I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count."

New Living Translation
Then he added, “I will give you more descendants than you can count.”

English Standard Version
The angel of the LORD also said to her, “I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the angel added, “I will greatly multiply your offspring so that they will be too numerous to count.”

King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

New King James Version
Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.”

New American Standard Bible
The angel of the LORD also said to her, “I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count.”

NASB 1995
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."

NASB 1977
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, “I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they shall be too many to count.”

Amplified Bible
Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, “I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count.”

Christian Standard Bible
The angel of the LORD said to her, “I will greatly multiply your offspring, and they will be too many to count.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Angel of the LORD also said to her, "I will greatly multiply your offspring, and they will be too many to count."

American Standard Version
And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to her, “Multiplying I shall multiply your seed and it will not be counted because of its immensity.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the angel of the Lord said to her, I will surely multiply thy seed, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he said: I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.

English Revised Version
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Good News Translation
Then he said, "I will give you so many descendants that no one will be able to count them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Messenger of the LORD also said to her, "I will give you many descendants. No one will be able to count them because there will be so many."

International Standard Version
The angel of the LORD also told her, "I will greatly multiply your offspring, who will be too many to count.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the angel of the LORD said unto her: 'I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Literal Standard Version
and the Messenger of YHWH says to her, “Multiplying I multiply your seed, and it is not numbered from multitude”;

NET Bible
I will greatly multiply your descendants," the LORD's angel added, "so that they will be too numerous to count."

New Heart English Bible
The angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants, so that they will be too numerous to count."

World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh said to her, "I will greatly multiply your seed, that they will not be numbered for multitude."

Young's Literal Translation
and the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Multiplying I multiply thy seed, and it is not numbered from multitude;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Ishmael
9So the angel of the LORD told her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her authority.” 10Then the angel added, “I will greatly multiply your offspring so that they will be too numerous to count.” 11The angel of the LORD proceeded: “Behold, you have conceived and will bear a son. And you shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard your cry of affliction.…

Cross References
Genesis 13:16
I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if one could count the dust of the earth, then your offspring could be counted.

Genesis 16:9
So the angel of the LORD told her, "Return to your mistress and submit to her authority."

Genesis 17:20
As for Ishmael, I have heard you, and I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He will become the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.

Genesis 21:13
But I will also make a nation of the slave woman's son, because he is your offspring."

Genesis 21:18
Get up, lift up the boy, and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."

Genesis 22:15
And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time,


Treasury of Scripture

And the angel of the LORD said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

the angel.

Genesis 22:15-18
And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, …

Genesis 31:11-13
And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I…

Genesis 32:24-30
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day…

I will.

Genesis 17:20
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 21:13,16
And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed…

Genesis 25:12-18
Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham: …









(10) I will multiply thy seed.--We have here the purpose of the Divine manifestation. Abram's son must not be mixed up with and lost among the debased population of Egypt, but must be the father of a free people; and Hagar will now submit to her lot as a slave, that she may secure liberty for her offspring.

Verse 10. - And the angel of the Lord said unto her (after duty, promise), I will multiply thy seed exceedingly (literally, multiplying I will multiply thy seed; language altogether inappropriate in the lips of a creature), that (literally, and) it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the Angel
מַלְאַ֣ךְ (mal·’aḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

added,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I will greatly multiply
הַרְבָּ֥ה (har·bāh)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

your offspring
זַרְעֵ֑ךְ (zar·‘êḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

so that
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

they will be too numerous
מֵרֹֽב׃ (mê·rōḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

to count.”
יִסָּפֵ֖ר (yis·sā·p̄êr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate


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