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Genesis 12:2–3

“I will make you into a great nation,g

and I will bless you;h

I will make your name great,

and you will be a blessing.a i

I will bless those who bless you,

and whoever curses you I will curse;j

and all peoples on earth

will be blessed through you.kb

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Genesis 12:2–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 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.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 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.

Genesis 12:2–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 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.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

I will make you a great nation;

I will bless you

And make your name great;

And you shall be a blessing.

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.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

I will make you a great nation,

and I will bless you.

I will make you famous,

and you will be a blessing to others.

I will bless those who bless you,

and I will place a curse on those who harm you.

And all the people on earth

will be blessed through you.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing: 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.

Genesis 12:2–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. 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.

Genesis 12:2–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I will make you a great nation, 

I will bless you. 

I will make your name great, 

and you will be a blessing. 

I will bless those who bless you, 

and whoever curses you, I will curse. 

Through you every family on earth will be blessed.” 

Genesis 12:2–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I will make you into a great nation,

I will bless you,

I will make your name great,

and you will be a blessing.

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.

Genesis 12:2–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 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.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you I will curse. And all families of the earth will be blessed in you.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“I will make you into a great nation.

I will bless you.

I will make your name great.

You will be a blessing to others.

I will bless those who bless you.

I will put a curse on anyone who calls down a curse on you.

All nations on earth

will be blessed because of you.”

Genesis 12:2–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And I will make you a great nation,

And I will bless you,

And make your name great;

And so you shall be a blessing;

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.”


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