4259. And I will make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not numbered for multitude. That this signifies that there would then be fructification and multiplication, is evident from the signification of "seed," as being the faith of charity, and also charity itself (see n. 1025, 1447, 1610, 2848, 3373). That "to make this as the sand of the sea, which is not numbered for multitude," is multiplication, is manifest. Fructification is predicated of good, which is of charity; and multiplication of truth, which is of faith (see n. 913, 983, 2846, 2847).