Genesis 12:3

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will blesse them that blesse thee, and curse him, that curseth thee: and in thee shal all families of the earth be blessed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To them who are good to you will I give blessing, and on him who does you wrong will I put my curse: and you will become a name of blessing to all the families of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
- Darby Bible

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
- Webster's Bible

I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you."
- World English Bible

And I bless those blessing thee, and him who is disesteeming thee I curse, and blessed in thee have been all families of the ground.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 12

  • BSP
    God told Abram that he would make a great nation out of him. This proved true in the formation of the Israelites.
  • KEVIN
    I don't see the word Israel in verse 3. I see the word ( I will bless them, that bless thee.)
    I believe God Was talking about Abraham and not Israel. which lead me to think that God was speaking of Jesus later on in the new testament
  • Pastor J.S.olu.Aina
    Re:Vizavis V.3. This is the only place where such was mentioned in the Bible. That plural must referred to those who might have enjoyed his blessings while single referred to Satan whom I think can never be pleased with such a good promise that permanently eluded him. Up till now, nobody has ever been recorded of such attempt.
  • Pastor J.S.Olu.Aina
    God was so good not to have allowed anything to destroy the union of the couple. Sarah agreed to be the scape goat based on love, trust and loyalty. Abram lied in order to be well with him! Would it have been well with his own wife if not for God's intervention? I salute Sarah's courage. Present days christian wives to emulate her.
  • Patricia Wright
    We must obey and trust God's word because he knows what's best for us even if it doesn't make sense to us.
  • Olga
    Even how we might think that it is not able to do as Abram was instructed by The LORD Just get up an go and leave everything you no but our Almighty god does take us and gives us direction and we must follow his orders for he is our guide and he has a plan for us.

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