Look at Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth. 1 When I summoned him, he was a lone individual, 2 but I blessed him 3 and gave him numerous descendants. 4
look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth. When I called him he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.
"Look to Abraham your father And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; When he was but one I called him, Then I blessed him and multiplied him."
Yes, think about your ancestors Abraham and Sarah, from whom you came. Abraham was alone when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation."
Yes, ponder Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who bore you. Think of it! One solitary man when I called him, but once I blessed him, he multiplied.
Let your thoughts be turned to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth: for when he was but one, my voice came to him, and I gave him my blessing, and made him a great people.
Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, but I blessed him and made him many.
Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him."
and unto Sarah
you: for I called
him, and increased
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, your father
, and Sarah
, who gave you birth
him, he was a lone
individual, but I blessed
him and gave him numerousdescendants.
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1 sn Although Abraham and Sarah are distant ancestors of the people the prophet is addressing, they are spoken of as the immediate parents.
2 tn Heb “one”; NLT “was alone”; TEV “was childless.”
3 tn “Bless” may here carry the sense of “endue with potency, reproductive power.” See Gen 1:28.
4 tn Heb “and I made him numerous.”