New International Version
and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
King James Bible
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Darby Bible Translation
and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.
World English Bible
In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
Young's Literal Translation
and blessed themselves in thy seed have all nations of the earth, because that thou hast hearkened to My voice.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And in thy seed, etc. - We have the authority of St. Paul, Galatians 3:8, Galatians 3:16, Galatians 3:18, to restrain this to our blessed Lord, who was The Seed through whom alone all God's blessings of providence, mercy, grace, and glory, should be conveyed to the nations of the earth.
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'And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And He said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and …
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Genealogy of Jesus According to Matthew.
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This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
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."
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Christ.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."
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