Genesis 35:11

11 God said to him, "I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall spring from you.

Genesis 35:11 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 35:11

And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty
And so able to protect and defend him, and to fulfil all promises made to him, and to supply him with everything he wanted; being, as some choose to render the word, "God all sufficient", having a sufficiency of all good things in him to communicate to his people: be fruitful and multiply;
which carries in it a promise or prophecy that he should increase and multiply, though not he himself personally, he having but one son born after this, yet in his posterity: a nation, and a company of nations, shall be of thee;
the nation of Israel, called so after his name, and the twelve tribes, which were as so many nations, of which the above nation consisted: and kings shall come out of thy loins;
as Saul, David, Solomon, and, many others, who were kings of Israel and of Judah, and especially the King Messiah; yea, all his posterity were kings and priests, or a kingdom of priests, ( Exodus 19:6 ) .

Genesis 35:11 In-Context

9 God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and he blessed him.
10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall you be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he was called Israel.
11 God said to him, "I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall spring from you.
12 The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give the land to your offspring after you."
13 Then God went up from him at the place where he had spoken with him.

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Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Traditional rendering of Heb [El Shaddai]