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Genesis 28:14 New English Translation (NET Bible)

14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth,[a] and you will spread out[b] to the west, east, north, and south. And so all the families of the earth may receive blessings[c] through you and through your descendants.


  1. Genesis 28:14 tn This is the same Hebrew word translated “ground” in the preceding verse.
  2. Genesis 28:14 tn The verb is singular in the Hebrew; Jacob is addressed as the representative of his descendants.
  3. Genesis 28:14 tn The translation understands the Niphal stem to be middle voice here; the normal passive for בָּרַךְ (barakh) is Pual. The middle voice may be expressed here as “they may consider themselves blessed,” “they may receive/find blessing,” “the may become blessed.” See the notes at 12:3 and 18:18.
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