Genesis 12:2

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I wil blesse thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt bee a blessing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make they name great; and be thou a blessing;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will make of you a great nation, blessing you and making your name great; and you will be a blessing:
- Basic English Bible

And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
- Darby Bible

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
- Webster's Bible

I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.
- World English Bible

And I make thee become a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:2


12:2 Here is added an encouraging promise, nay a complication of promises, I will make of thee a great nation - When God took him from his own people, he promised to make him the head of another people. This promise was. A great relief to Abram's burden, for he had now no child. A great trial to Abram's faith, for his wife had been long barren, so that if he believe, it must be against hope, and his faith must build purely upon that power which can out of stones raise up children unto Abraham. I will bless thee - Either particularly with the blessing of fruitfulness, as he had blessed Adam and Noah; or in general, I will bless thee with all manner of blessings, both of the upper and nether springs: leave thy father's house, and I will give thee a father's blessing, better than that of thy progenitors. I will make thy name great - By deserting his country he lost his name there: care not for that, (saith God) but trust me, and I will make thee a greater name than ever thou couldst have had there. Thou shalt be a blessing - That is, thy life shall be a blessing to the places where thou shalt sojourn. I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee - This made it a kind of league offensive and defensive between God and Abram. Abram heartily espoused God's cause, and here God promiseth to interest himself in his. In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed - This was the promise that crowned all the rest, for it points at the Messiah, in whom all the promises are yea and amen.


Discussion for Genesis 12

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    Let us have faith in God






  • Carmella
    This is a good example of obedience of believers. Obedience to God is the best thing that God can ask from us. Reading how Abram is God chosen and blessed, I'm striving to be obedient to God and deny myself before him.
  • Wayne
    Actually Irene, the only way to get to understand the scriptures, as mentioned in the Bible, is to ask God for wisdom and knowledge of the scriptures. He upbraideth not. People get in trouble trying to use their own brains. Brings confusion. More gospels that are not gospels. Leading more people astray. GB
  • Adedoyin florence adesayo
    God is particularly consigned abt Abrams lives n his future
  • Pastor Akwolu Godwin
    We should must follow God that He will Direct Guide and Protect us because He Said His Plan Toward us is of Good and not of evil to Give us A Good Expected End
  • Irene123
    Isa. 1:18- The Lord is not the author of confusion - 1 Cor. 14:33. He wants us to 'reason' out His word, to use the brains He gave us. V. 3 - " ..... a great nation ..... "; that's Israel. God doesn't have to spell everything out for us.

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