Genesis 15:4

“And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, the word of the LORD came vnto him, saying; This shall not be thine heire: but he that shall come foorth out of thy owne bowels, shalbe thine heire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And, behold, the word of Jehovah came unto him, saying, This man shall not be thine heir; But he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then said the Lord, This man will not get the heritage, but a son of your body will have your property after you.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, the word of Jehovah [came] to him, saying, This shall not be thine heir, but he that will come forth out of thy body shall be thine heir.
- Darby Bible

And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, This shall not be thy heir; but he that shall come forth out of thy own bowels shall be thy heir.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come forth out of your own body will be your heir."
- World English Bible

And lo, the word of Jehovah [is] unto him, saying, `This [one] doth not heir thee; but he who cometh out from thy bowels, he doth heir thee;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying: 'This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 15:4

  • Salomao for verse 4
    I believe God would not find much Joy on Eleazer Abraham 's servant Although Eleazer was a faithful servant to his lord , but God wanted Abraham seed, something that was connected to Abraham his chosen to be his heir. God our fathers served you and you attended their deep fears...Remember me also in Jesus name!

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