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Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and (A)count the (B)stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, (C)“So shall your (D)descendants be.”

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He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars(A)—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[a] be.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:5 Or seed

And (A)I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; (B)and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;

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I will make your descendants(A) as numerous as the stars in the sky(B) and will give them all these lands,(C) and through your offspring[a] all nations on earth will be blessed,[b](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 26:4 Or seed
  2. Genesis 26:4 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)

10 The Lord your God has multiplied you, (A)and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude.

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10 The Lord your God has increased(A) your numbers(B) so that today you are as numerous(C) as the stars in the sky.(D)

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22 As (A)the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I (B)multiply the descendants of David My servant and the (C)Levites who minister to Me.’ ”

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22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless(A) as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’”

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12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as (A)dead, were born as many as the (B)stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.

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12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead,(A) came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.(B)

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