Genesis 12:7

7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[a] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
ESV
7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
NLT
7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants. ” And Abram built an altar there and dedicated it to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
MSG
7 God appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your children." Abram built an altar at the place God had appeared to him.
CSB
7 But the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your offspring." So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:7 In-Context

5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Genesis 17:1; Genesis 18:1; Genesis 26:2; Genesis 35:1; Exodus 6:3; Acts 7:2
  • 2. Exodus 3:8; Numbers 10:29; Deuteronomy 30:5; Hebrews 11:8
  • 3. Genesis 13:15,17; Genesis 15:18; Genesis 17:8; Genesis 23:18; Genesis 24:7; Genesis 26:3-4; Genesis 28:13; Genesis 35:12; Genesis 48:4; Genesis 50:24; Exodus 6:4,8; Exodus 13:5,11; Exodus 32:13; Exodus 33:1; Numbers 11:12; Deuteronomy 1:8; Deuteronomy 2:31; Deuteronomy 9:5; Deuteronomy 11:9; Deuteronomy 34:4; 2 Kings 25:21; 1 Chronicles 16:16; 2 Chronicles 20:7; Psalms 105:9-11; Jeremiah 25:5; Ezekiel 47:14; Acts 7:5; Romans 4:13; Galatians 3:16*
  • 4. S Genesis 8:20; Genesis 13:4

Footnotes 1

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