New International Version
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
King James Bible
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Darby Bible Translation
Since Abraham shall indeed become a great and mighty nation; and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.
World English Bible
since Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?
Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham certainly becometh a nation great and mighty, and blessed in him have been all nations of the earth?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall surely become a great and mighty nation - The revelation that I make to him shall be preserved among his posterity; and the exact fulfillment of my promises, made so long before, shall lead them to believe in my name and trust in my goodness.
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LibraryJanuary 5. "I Know Him that He Will do the Law" (Gen. xviii. 19).
"I know him that he will do the law" (Gen. xviii. 19). God wants people that He can depend upon. He could say of Abraham, "I know him, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham all that He hath spoken." God can be depended upon; He wants us to be just as decided, as reliable, as stable. This is just what faith means. God is looking for men on whom He can put the weight of all His love, and power, and faithful promises. When God finds such a soul there is nothing He will not do for him. God's engines are …
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And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'
Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."
"I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
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