Genesis 26:4

4 I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky, and I will give them all these lands. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed.

Genesis 26:4 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 26:4

And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven,
&c.] Meaning in the line of Jacob especially, if not only; from whom sprung twelve patriarchs, the heads of so many tribes, which in process of time became very numerous, even as the stars of heaven: and I will give unto thy seed all these countries;
which is repeated from ( Genesis 26:3 ) for the greater confirmation of it: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
meaning in the Messiah that should spring from him, see ( Genesis 22:18 ) .

Genesis 26:4 In-Context

2 The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt, but do as I tell you.
3 Live here as a foreigner in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. I hereby confirm that I will give all these lands to you and your descendants, just as I solemnly promised Abraham, your father.
4 I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky, and I will give them all these lands. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed.
5 I will do this because Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions.”
6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.