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 for Genesis 15:4

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

Bible Commentary for Genesis 15:4

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 15:4


15:3 Behold to me thou hast given no seed - Not only no son, but no seed. If he had had a daughter, from her the promised Messias might have come, who was to be the Seed of the Woman; but he had neither son nor daughter.

15:5 And he brought him forth - It seems, early in the morning, and said, look now toward heaven, and tell the stars: so shall thy seed be - So innumerable, for so the stars seem to a common eye. Abram feared he should have no child at all, but God tells him his descendents should be so many as not to be numbered. So illustrious, as the stars of heaven for splendour; for to them pertained the glory, #Rom 9:4|. Abram's seed according to the flesh were like the dust of the earth, #Ge 13:16|, but his spiritual seed are like the stars of heaven.

15:6 And he believed in the Lord - That is, believed the truth of that promise which God had now made him, resting upon the power, and faithfulness of him that made it: see how the apostle magnifies this faith of Abram, and makes it a standing example, #Rom 4:19 |- 21. He was not weak in faith; he staggered not at the promise: he was strong in faith; he was fully persuaded. The Lord work such a faith in every one of us. And he counted it to him for righteousness - That is, upon the score of this he was accepted of God, and, by faith he obtained witness that he was righteous, #Heb 11:4|. This is urged in the New Testament to prove, that we are justified by faith without the works of the law, #Rom 4:3|,Gal 3:6, for Abram was so justified, while he was yet uncircumcised. If Abram, that was so rich in good works, was not justified by them, but by his faith, much less can we. This faith, which was imputed to Abram for righteousness, had newly struggled with unbelief, #Ge 15:2|, and coming off, conqueror, it was thus crowned, thus honoured.


Discussion for Genesis 15:4

  • Salomao on Genesis 15:4
    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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