Genesis 17:6

6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.

Genesis 17:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
ESV
6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you.
NLT
6 I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them!
MSG
6 I'll make you a father of fathers - I'll make nations from you, kings will issue from you.
CSB
6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you.

Genesis 17:6 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 17:6

And I will make thee exceeding fruitful
In children, for he had not only a son by Sarai, from whom sprung a numerous offspring, but he had six sons by Keturah, who became the heads of large nations:

and I will make nations of thee;
as the nations of Israel and Judah, of the Midianites and Edomites, of the Arabs, Saracens, and Turks:

and kings shall come out of thee;
as the twelve princes of Ishmael, the kings of Edom and Midian, of the Arabs, Saracens, and Turks, and of Israel and Judah, and especially, as observed by Grotius, and others, the King Messiah: to which may be added, in a mystical sense, all Christian kings and princes of the same faith with him; nay, all believers, who are all kings and priests unto God.

Genesis 17:6 In-Context

4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
5 No longer will you be called Abram ; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
8 The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 1:28; Genesis 22:17; Genesis 26:22; Genesis 28:3; Genesis 35:11; Genesis 41:52; Genesis 47:27; Genesis 48:4; Genesis 49:22; Leviticus 26:9; Deuteronomy 7:13
  • 2. ver 16,19; Genesis 18:10; Genesis 21:1; Genesis 36:31; Isaiah 51:2; Matthew 1:6