English Standard Version
Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him.
King James Bible
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
American Standard Version
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.
Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.
English Revised Version
Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.
Webster's Bible Translation
Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
But no shame makes him faint-hearted; he trusts in Him who hath called him, and looks to the end. "But the Lord Jehovah will help me; therefore have I not suffered myself to be overcome by mockery: therefore did I make my face like the flint, and knew that I should not be put to shame." The ו introduces the thought with which his soul was filled amidst all his sufferings. In נכלמתּי לא he affirms, that he did not suffer himself to be inwardly overcome and overpowered by kelimmâh. The consciousness of his high calling remained undisturbed; he was never ashamed of that, nor did he turn away from it. The two על־כּן stand side by side upon the same line. He made his face kachallâmı̄sh (from châlam, related to gâlam in Isaiah 49:21, with the substantive termination ı̄sh: see Jeshurun, p. 229), i.e., he made it as unfelling as a flint-stone to the attacks of his foes (cf., Ezekiel 3:8-9). The lxx renders this ἔθηκα τὸ πρόσωπον μου ὡς στερεὰν πέτραν; but ἐστήριξα τὸ πρός, which is the rendering given to פני שׂים in Jeremiah 21:10, would have been just the proper rendering here (see Luke 9:51). In "holy hardness of endurance," as Stier says, he turned his face to his antagonists, without being subdued or frightened away, and was well assured that He whose cause he represented would never leave him in the lurch.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"--in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.
And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are today as numerous as the stars of heaven.
Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall no more be ashamed, no more shall his face grow pale.
But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
Your first father sinned, and your mediators transgressed against me.
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