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
    Verse 1: God didn't tell Abraham exactly where he wanted him to go at first. It would require great faith for him to obey even though he didn't have all the facts.
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; I don't think there's any indication in the Bible, or ever in history, that would lead us to believe that years today are somehow different from years back then. If God wants someone to live for 175 years like Abraham, that's God's business; our part is to follow Jesus. 12:3/curse; execrate; to have or show feelings of hate towards someone or something;to detest,or to express great hatred.
  • Lu2677
    Genesis 3:15-19 (is a good example of a curse) He cursed women to have "sorrow"= pain during child birth.He cursed women to (desire) their husband."desire" here means that she will rule over him, yet,the husband will rule over her. This explains why women want to be in control of everything. It lasts forever on earth, unless he removes it. It is important for women to fight the urge to control.
  • Cheryl Gorley
    Chapter 12 verse 4 is seventy-five years then as seventy-five years is now. also what did God mean when he said he would curse someone
  • Lu2677
    Hebrews 10:31, Some one that believes this verse to be true, and has understanding of what "in the hands of the living God" means, certainly would be afraid of him!
  • A disciple
    continuing; We can add up the years that God had Moses record, to see that Shem was still alive when Abraham lived. Ancient stories from many countries tell of how Shem was the one who killed Nimrod; and forced the remaining devotees to go into hiding, and shroud their cult in perverted mysteries. But the "Pandora's box" was already opened, and the poisoning of men's minds and conscience was done.

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