Genesis 12:3
New International Version
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

New Living Translation
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.”

English Standard Version
I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Berean Study Bible
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you.”

King James Bible
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

New King James Version
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

New American Standard Bible
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

NASB 1995
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

NASB 1977
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Amplified Bible
And I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you, And I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you. And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.”

Christian Standard Bible
I will bless those who bless you, I will curse anyone who treats you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

American Standard Version
and I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall bless those blessing you, and those cursing you I shall curse, and in you and in your seed all the generations of the Earth shall be blessed.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will bless those that bless thee, and curse those that curse thee, and in thee shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.

Contemporary English Version
I will bless those who bless you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed:

English Revised Version
and I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Good News Translation
I will bless those who bless you, But I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless all the nations."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you, I will curse. Through you every family on earth will be blessed."

International Standard Version
I'll bless those who bless you, but I'll curse the one who curses you, and through you all the people of the earth will be blessed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'

Literal Standard Version
And I bless those blessing you, and I curse him who is cursing you, and all families of the ground have been blessed in you.”

NET Bible
I will bless those who bless you, but the one who treats you lightly I must curse, and all the families of the earth will bless one another by your name."

New Heart English Bible
And I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and through you all the families of the earth will be blessed."

World English Bible
I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you."

Young's Literal Translation
And I bless those blessing thee, and him who is disesteeming thee I curse, and blessed in thee have been all families of the ground.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Calling of Abram
2I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you.” 4So Abram departed, as the LORD had directed him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.…

Cross References
Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.

Acts 3:25
And you are sons of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers when He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all the families of the earth will be blessed.'

Galatians 3:8
The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."

Genesis 18:18
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed.

Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, so that he will command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, in order that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised."

Genesis 22:18
And through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

Genesis 24:35
"The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become rich. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, camels and donkeys.


Treasury of Scripture

And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

And I.

Genesis 27:29
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

Exodus 23:22
But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

Numbers 24:9
He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

in thee.

Genesis 18:18
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Genesis 26:4
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will bless
וַאֲבָֽרֲכָה֙ (wa·’ă·ḇā·ră·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

those who bless you
מְבָ֣רְכֶ֔יךָ (mə·ḇā·rə·ḵe·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

and curse
אָאֹ֑ר (’ā·’ōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 779: To execrate

those who curse you;
וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ֖ (ū·mə·qal·lel·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

and all
כֹּ֖ל (kōl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the families
מִשְׁפְּחֹ֥ת (miš·pə·ḥōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

of the earth
הָאֲדָמָֽה׃ (hā·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 127: Ground, land

will be blessed
וְנִבְרְכ֣וּ (wə·niḇ·rə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

through you.”
בְךָ֔ (ḇə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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