Genesis 13:16

“And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will make thy seede as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbred.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: So that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may thy seed also be numbered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will make your children like the dust of the earth, so that if the dust of the earth may be numbered, then will your children be numbered.
- Basic English Bible

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if any one can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also will be numbered.
- Darby Bible

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
- Webster's Bible

I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.
- World English Bible

And I have set thy seed as dust of the earth, so that, if one is able to number the dust of the earth, even thy seed is numbered;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 13:16


13:16 I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth - That is, they shall increase incredibly, and take them altogether; they shall be such a great multitude as no man can number. They were so in Solomon's time, #1Kings 4:20|. Judah and Israel were many as the land which is by the sea in multitude. This God here gives him the promise of.


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