Genesis 28:3

“And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God Almighty blesse thee, and make thee fruitfull, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a company of peoples.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And may God, the Ruler of all, give you his blessing, giving you fruit and increase, so that you may become an army of peoples.
- Basic English Bible

And the Almighty God bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayest become a company of peoples.
- Darby Bible

And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
- Webster's Bible

May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,
- World English Bible

and God Almighty doth bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and thou hast become an assembly of peoples;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a congregation of peoples;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 28:3


28:3-4 Two great promises Abraham was blessed with, and Isaac here entails them both upon Jacob. The promise of heirs, God make thee fruitful and multiply thee. Through his loins that people should descend from Abraham which should be numerous as the stars of heaven. Through his loins should descend from Abraham that person in whom all the families of the earth should be blessed. The promise of an inheritance for those heirs, #Ge 28:4|. That thou mayest inherit the land of thy sojournings - (So the Hebrew) Canaan was hereby entailed upon the seed of Jacob, exclusive of the seed of Esau. Isaac was now sending Jacob away into a distant country to settle there for some time; and lest this should look like disinheriting him, he here confirms the settlement of it upon him. This promise looks as high as heaven, of which Canaan was a type. That was the better country which Jacob, with the other patriarchs, had in his eye when he confessed himself a stranger and pilgrim on the earth, #Heb 11:16|.


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