New International Version
saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."
King James Bible
Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Darby Bible Translation
saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee;
World English Bible
saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."
Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'Blessing indeed I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee - I will continue to bless thee.
Multiplying I will multiply thee - I will continue to increase thy posterity. In the most literal manner God continues to fulfill this promise; genuine Christians are Abraham's seed, and God is increasing their number daily. See the notes on Genesis 22:12-18 (note); and Genesis 23:1 (note).
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Looking at the scope of the whole passage, it appears to us that the Apostle wished to push the disciples on. There is a tendency in the human mind to stop short of the heavenly mark. As soon as ever we have attained to the first principles of religion, have passed through baptism, and understand the resurrection of the dead, there is a tendency in us to sit still; to say, "I have passed from death unto life; here I may take my stand and rest;" whereas, the Christian life was intended not to be a …
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and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the LORD swore he would give to your fathers--to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob--and to their descendants after them."
For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
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