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Genesis 28:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a company of peoples.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the Almighty *God bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayest become a company of peoples.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, GOD Almighty, bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,—so shalt thou become a multitude of peoples.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and God Almighty doth bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and thou hast become an assembly of peoples;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God almighty bless thee, and make thee to increase and multiply thee: that thou mayst be a multitude of people.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God Almighty blesse thee, and make thee fruitfull, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And may my God bless thee, and increase thee, and multiply thee, and thou shalt become gatherings of nations.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And El Shadday bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And ´Ël אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
Šadday שַׁדַּי 7706
{7706} Prime
שַׁדַּי
Shadday
{shad-dah'-ee}
From H7703; the Almighty.
bless 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
thee, and make thee fruitful, 6509
{6509} Prime
פָּרָה
parah
{paw-raw'}
A primitive root; to bear fruit (literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
and multiply 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee, that thou mayest be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a multitude 6951
{6951} Prime
קָהָל
qahal
{kaw-hawl'}
From H6950; assemblage (usually concretely).
of people; 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 28:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 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, Genesis 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, Hebrews 11:16.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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God:

Genesis 17:1-6 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. ... And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Genesis 22:17-18 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; ... And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Genesis 35:11 And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved [of my children], I am bereaved.
Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by [the name of] God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Psalms 127:1 [[A Song of degrees for Solomon.]] Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

and make:

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Genesis 13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] shall thy seed also be numbered.
Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Genesis 41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
Psalms 127:3-5 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward. ... Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalms 128:1-6 [[A Song of degrees.]] Blessed [is] every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. ... Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, [and] peace upon Israel.

a multitude:
Heb. an assembly
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Gn 1:28; 9:1; 13:16; 17:1; 22:17; 24:60; 35:11; 41:52; 43:14; 48:3. Ex 6:3. Ps 127:1, 3; 128:1. 2Co 6:18. Rv 21:22.

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