<1>This explanation of Genesis
verse-by-verse finishes here. However, the important verses of the
rest of this book will be briefly explained below. These verses and
the significance of the rest of Genesis are explained in more
detail in the book
Children of Abram (Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled.
A promise is given to
"And the Lord said unto
that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and
look from the place where thou art northward, and southward,
and eastward, and westward:
For all the land which thou seest, to
thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
And I will make thy seed as the dust of
the earth:..." (Genesis 13:14-16)
<2>There are two promises here: First, that a
land would be given to
Abram's seed which would stretch in all directions with no
mention of boundaries; and second, that
Abram's seed would be
increased, "as the dust of the earth."
So the land should be very
large to bear that huge a population.
The promises above are for
fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bear Ishmael to
Abram." (Genesis 16:16)
promises and more were given to
Abram. The seed of
Abram was Ishmael.
The previous promises are repeated to
Abram and then the
Abram is changed to
ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to
said unto him,
God; walk before
me, and be thou perfect," (Genesis 17:1)
<4>"Walk before me, and be thou perfect" is
the same as walking with
which is to be submissive to Him and His Laws.
"And I will make my covenant between me and
thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Abram fell on
his face: and
talked with him, saying,
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Neither shall thy name any more be called
Abram, but thy
name shall be
a father of many nations have I made thee." (Genesis 17:2-5)
New promises are given to
"And I will make thee exceeding fruitful,
and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of
And I will establish my covenant between
me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for
an everlasting covenant, to be a
God unto thee,
and to thy seed after thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy
seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all
the land of
an everlasting possession; and I will be their
God." (Genesis 17:6-8)
<5>There were two promises given to
Abraham: a promise
of material possession ("nations") <6>and a promise of kingly
status ("kings shall come out of thee").
<7>These promises were given to
Abraham and his
seed, "...will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee [after
<8>Also this time the land which would be given to
Abraham's seed was
mentioned with definite boundaries, "Canaan"
These promises are for Isaac,
God said unto
As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall her name be.
And I will bless her, and give thee a son
also of her:..." (Genesis 17:15-16)
God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed;
and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my
covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his
seed after him." (Genesis 17:19)
<9>These promises were given
to Abraham for Sarai's son Isaac. Sarai's name was also changed to Sarah. This was done
to emphasize the significance of the change of the name of
Abraham is tested
and an unconditional promise is given to him:
"That in blessing I [God]
will bless thee [Abraham],
and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed... ; and thy seed
shall possess the gate of his enemies;
...because thou hast obeyed my voice." (Genesis 22:17-18)
commanded Abraham to
sacrifice his son
Isaac for Him.
God and prepared his son
sacrifice to Him. But
God stopped him, gave
him new promises, and repeated the old ones.
<11>Until this point, all the promises were
conditional with a commandment or something to be done to receive
that promise. But here, after
God even to
God gave him
unconditional promises, "because thou hast obeyed my voice."