New Living Translation
And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed--all because you have obeyed me."
King James Bible
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Darby Bible Translation
and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.
World English Bible
In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
Young's Literal Translation
and blessed themselves in thy seed have all nations of the earth, because that thou hast hearkened to My voice.'
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LibraryDifficulties and Objections
"Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not My way equal? are not your ways unequal?" (Ezek. 18:25). A convenient point has been reached when we may now examine, more definitely, some of the difficulties encountered and the objections which might be advanced against what we have written in previous pages. The author deemed it better to reserve these for a separate consideration rather than deal with them as he went along, requiring as that would have done the …
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Hope for the Heathen
This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham:
You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, 'Through your descendants all the families on earth will be blessed.'
What's more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, "All nations will be blessed through you."
God gave the promises to Abraham and his child. And notice that the Scripture doesn't say "to his children," as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says "to his child"--and that, of course, means Christ.
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you."
"For Abraham will certainly become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.
I have singled him out so that he will direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just. Then I will do for Abraham all that I have promised."
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