Genesis 22:18

“And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 22:18

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Because thou hast obeyed my voice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And your seed will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth, because you have done what I gave you orders to do.
- Basic English Bible

and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.
- Darby Bible

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast obeyed my voice.
- Webster's Bible

In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
- World English Bible

and blessed themselves in thy seed have all nations of the earth, because that thou hast hearkened to My voice.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast hearkened to My voice.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 22:18

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 22:18


22:16 Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not with - held thy son, thine only son - He lays a mighty emphasis upon that, and #Ge 22:18|, praises it as an act of obedience, in it thou hast obeyed my voice. By myself have I sworn - For he could swear by no greater.

22:17 Multiplying I will multiply thee - Those that part with any thing for God, shall have it made up to them with unspeakable advantage. Abraham has but one son, and is willing to part with that one in obedience to God; well, saith God, thou shalt be recompensed with thousands and millions. Here is a promise, Of the Spirit, In blessing I will bless thee - The Gift of the Holy Ghost; the promise of the Spirit was that blessing of Abraham which was to come upon the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, #Gal 3:14|. Of the increase of the church; that believers, his spiritual seed, should be many as the stars of heaven. Of spiritual victories; Thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies - Believers by their faith overcome the world, and triumph over all the powers of darkness. Probably Zacharias refers to this part of the oath, #Luke 1:74|. That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear. But the crown of all is the last promise, Of the incarnation of Christ; In thy seed (one particular person that shall descend from thee, for he speaks not of many but of one, as the apostle observes, #Gal 3:16|.) shall all the nations of the earth be blessed - Christ is the great blessing of the world. Abraham was ready to give up his son for a sacrifice to the honour of God, and on that occasion God promised to give his son a sacrifice for the salvation of man.

22:20 This is recorded here, To show that tho' Abraham saw his own family highly dignified with peculiar privileges, yet he did not look with contempt upon his relations, but was glad to hear of the increase and prosperity of their families. To make way for the following story of the marriage of Isaac to Rebekah, a daughter of this family.


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