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 12:3

  • Vizavis for verse 3
    Notice that the verse reads plural for those that bless Israel and then singular for him that curses Israel? Anyone have thoughts on that?
  • Jim Jackson for verse 3
    Is Israel the subject of this verse ?
  • Harold Chisholm for verse 3
    Here it appears that God initiates a covenant with mankind. Through Abram, either God's blessing or His curses will be delivered. Even today this relationship remains through Jesus, the Christ.

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