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Isaiah 51:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah [that] bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Look to Abraham your father And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; When [he] [was but] one I called him, Then I blessed him and multiplied him.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah [that] bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for I called him when he was alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Look well unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah who gave you birth,—For he was, alone, when called I him, And I blessed him, that I might make him, many.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Look attentively unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah—she bringeth you forth, For—one—I have called him, And I bless him, and multiply him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Looke vnto Abraham your father, and vnto Sarah [that] bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Look to Abraham{gr.Abraam} your father, and to Sarah{gr.Sarrha} that bore you: for he was alone when I called him, and blessed him, and loved him, and multiplied him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Look unto Avraham your father, and unto Sarah [that] bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Look 5027
{5027} Prime
נָבַט
nabat
{naw-bat'}
A primitive root; to scan, that is, look intently at; by implication to regard with pleasure, favor or care.
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
ŽAvrähäm אַברָהָם 85
{0085} Prime
אַבְרָהָם
'Abraham
{ab-raw-hawm'}
Contracted from H0001 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram.
your father, 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
§ärà שָׂרָה 8283
{8283} Prime
שָׂרָה
Sarah
{saw-raw'}
The same as H8282; Sarah, Abraham's wife.
[that] bare 2342
{2342} Prime
חוּל
chuwl
{khool}
A primitive root; properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait, to pervert.
z8787
<8787> Grammar
Stem - Polel (See H8847)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 72
you: for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I called 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
him alone, 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
and blessed 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
him, and increased 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 51:2

_ _ alone — translate, “I called him when he was but one” (Ezekiel 33:24). The argument is: the same God who had so blessed “one” individual, as to become a mighty nation (Genesis 12:1; Genesis 22:7), can also increase and bless the small remnant of Israel, both that left in the Babylonish captivity, and that left in the present and latter days (Zechariah 14:2); “the residue” (Isaiah 13:8, Isaiah 13:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 51:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 51:2

Him alone — To follow me to an unknown land: him only of all his kindred. Increased — Into a vast multitude, when his condition was desperate in the eye of reason. And therefore God can as easily raise his church when they are in the most forlorn condition.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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unto Abraham:

Genesis 15:1-2 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward. ... And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house [is] this Eliezer of Damascus?
Genesis 18:11-13 Now Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well stricken in age; [and] it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. ... And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Joshua 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
Romans 4:1-5 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? ... But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 4:16-24 Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, ... But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

for:

Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: ... And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 13:14-17 And the LORD said unto Abram, after 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: ... Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
Genesis 15:4-5 And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. ... And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Genesis 24:1 And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
Genesis 24:35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Nehemiah 9:7-8 Thou [art] the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham; ... And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give [it, I say], to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou [art] righteous:
Ezekiel 33:24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we [are] many; the land is given us for inheritance.
Galatians 3:9-14 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. ... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Hebrews 11:8-12 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. ... Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
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Gn 12:1; 13:14; 15:1, 4; 18:11; 22:17; 24:1, 35. Jsh 24:3. Ne 9:7. Ezk 33:24. Ro 4:1, 16. Ga 3:9. He 11:8.

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