Genesis 12:6

“And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abram passed through the land, vnto the place of Sichem, vnto the plaine of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite {was} then in the land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abram went through the land till he came to Shechem, to the holy tree of Moreh. At that time, the Canaanites were still living in the land.
- Basic English Bible

And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- Darby Bible

And Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem, to the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- Webster's Bible

Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanite was then in the land.
- World English Bible

And Abram passeth over into the land, unto the place Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh; and the Canaanite [is] then in the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the terebinth of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 12:6


12:6 The Canaanite was then in the land - He found the country possessed by Canaanites, who were likely to be but bad neighbours; and for ought appears he could not have ground to pitch his tent on but by their permission.


Discussion for Genesis 12

  • 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.
  • 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.

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