Genesis 35:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 35:12, NIV: "The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.'"

Genesis 35:12, ESV: "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.”"

Genesis 35:12, KJV: "And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land."

Genesis 35:12, NASB: "And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you, And I will give the land to your descendants after you.'"

Genesis 35:12, NLT: "And I will give you the land I once gave to Abraham and Isaac. Yes, I will give it to you and your descendants after you.'"

Genesis 35:12, CSB: "I will give to you the land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac. And I will give the land to your future descendants.""

What does Genesis 35:12 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

God is appearing to Jacob and restating His covenant promises to this grandson of Abraham (Genesis 17:1; 28:13–14; 35:9–11). After reminding Jacob that his name has been changed to Israel (Genesis 32:28), God has promised that nations and kings will come from him. Now the Lord confirms that His promises to give the land of Canaan to Abraham and Isaac belong to Jacob and his descendants, as well.

Jacob can rest assured that all God's covenant promises to Abraham and Isaac are still in effect. They will continue to apply to his many sons and their offspring to follow. As with his ancestors, Jacob will live to see only some of these promises fulfilled in his lifetime. His descendants will see them realized entirely (Hebrews 11:12–16).