16 and said, “By myself I have sworn,”(A) this is the Lord’s declaration: “Because you have done this thing and have not withheld your only son, 17 I will indeed bless you(B) and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky(C) and the sand on the seashore.(D) Your offspring will possess the city gates of their[a] enemies.(E) 18 And all the nations of the earth will be blessed[b] by your offspring(F) because you have obeyed my command.”

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Footnotes

  1. 22:17 Lit his
  2. 22:18 Or will consider themselves blessed, or will find blessing

Inheriting the Promise

13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself:

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