Gen 12:3 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. Its often taught, perhaps mainly by dispensationalists, that that the beginning part of this verse is referring to how God will treat nations based on how they treat God's chosen people, the nation of Israel. For this reason, many Christians encourage our government to support the cause of the nation of Israel today, regardless. I was wondering what thoughts you have about the beginning part of this verse. When it says "I will bless them or I will curse him", who do you think them and him refers to? When it says "bless thee or curse thee", who do you think the thee is referring to? I searched the scriptures, trying to find a passage that uses this verse to indicate that a nation was either blessed or cursed based on how they treated the nation of Israel. My search engines haven't found any yet. Reading the scriptures, I do see good things and bad things happening to nations, but not based on whether they bless or curse the nation of Israel. Good and bad things happened to both Israel and other nations based on how closely they walked with God. When Israel sinned, God allowed other nations to conquer them. When they repented, God gave them victories. Any thoughts?