“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Brett's comment on 2015-10-24 09:39:16:
Jeff, I do not believe the stars are infinite and the bible does not indicate this, it says that they cannot be numbered. Even with our technology today we cannot number the stars or the descendants of Abraham.
Bruce (not almighty)'s comment on 2014-04-18 17:26:55:
OK, I know that Morgan Freeman is Atheist but... picture him when you read the interaction. Abraham isn 't the dimmest bulb on the planet but he 's not the brightest either. Much like Bruce. Give God the credit, and perhaps he had attitude when he said this to Abraham, "You will still be counting when you die before you can count the number of stars or your offspring! " So are we good Abe? See if God, our loving God is truly God then he has surely earned the right to have a little fun and attitude with our dumb asses! My God is an Awesome God and He blows our puny awarenesses away. We will never be able to comprehend the mind of God, we 're not built that way. But the simple things will confound the wise...
Sara's comment on 2013-11-10 07:42:06:
If you look at this verse very carefully its talking about how if we look up at the stars we can't count them all. So therefore God is telling Abraham that even after his death his family will continue (the Israelites) Jeff as long as God allows humans to exist we will exist. Yes we will be judged one day for what we have done, but if were christians we will only be judged by the things we do since we got saved and those that are not saved will be judged for the things that they do and in determination whether they go to hell or not. which if their not saved they are going to hell
feke aliki's comment on 2012-09-06 00:36:40:
It comes down to "be happy with what you got". Be happy with the stars in your life. So if you only have one kid, that's one star that shines brighter then the others. Amen....
jeff's comment on 2010-12-22 18:25:14: