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

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    To help us relate to Abraham in his times, it is important to know that we have the same calling and election from God concerning the Saviour the Anointed, who is the Son of God come in flesh. In Abraham's world, the rise of Nimrod and his murderous antichrist ideology had infected the most of the world; it was the first beast in Revelation. Shem, who put Nimrod down, outlived Abraham by 35 years.
  • Bruce
    Mary: it's a fearful thing to fall into The Hands of The Living God. Hebrews 10:31
  • Amb.Ifeoma Mary Ejiogu
    it is a dangerous thing to fall in the hands of an angry God.God fights for his own .we need not fight our battles or lean on our positions, connections ,strengths or wisdom.Lets all look unto God always He is able to keep us .
  • AMB.IFEOMA MARY EJIOGU
    Abraham exhibited a character that is rare indeed ,he believed God to the point of forfeiting cultural ties ,position,what the world will say,but believe God for all he needed in life.l personally was challenged to follow the footstool of Abraham and to claim his daughter for life.
  • Is journy of faith and also arewatdable jpurney it is faith that pleaded God
    Let us have faith in God






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