Genesis 16:10

“And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Angel of the LORD said vnto her, I will multiply thy seede exceedingly, that it shall not be numbred for multitude.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angel of the Lord said, Your seed will be greatly increased so that it may not be numbered.
- Basic English Bible

And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
- Darby Bible

And the angel of the LORD said to her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
- Webster's Bible

The angel of Yahweh said to her, "I will greatly multiply your seed, that they will not be numbered for multitude."
- World English Bible

and the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, `Multiplying I multiply thy seed, and it is not numbered from multitude;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the angel of the LORD said unto her: 'I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 16:10


16:10 I will multiply thy seed exceedingly - Heb. multiplying I will multiply it, that is, multiply it in every age, so as to perpetuate it. 'Tis supposed that the Turks at this day descended from Ishmael, and they are a great people.


Discussion for Genesis 16

  • Grant
    Thank God this website exists because there are no other things on the internet that are holy, except for other similar websites.
  • Felicia
    Verse 13
    Whatever name we would choose to give God would say as much about our need as it would about the character of God. It is through our need that we experience God in our deepest way. God watches over what He created. Hagar discovered that in the desert. We need a gentle reminder also. God does see us! Thank you Father for your unfailing love for the world you created and for me also.
  • David Price
    Man thougths are not God thoughts, so I say unto you wait on the Lord, wait on the Lord!!!
  • Lanita
    The best chapter to praise the lord!
  • Lanita
    I love this chapter! It is the best chapter!
  • Valerie
    yes sometimes we do things without thinking an waiting on GOD to bring us out, then when reality hits us we want to cry out to the LORD for help when we was to listen to HIS voice, yes i done somethings i wish i can go back an erase but i just ask my GOD for forgiveness an turn away from the sin i committed.am so glad that HE dont give us what our deserve for our sins, AMEN.

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