2 And he said, “Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in [a]Haran,3 and said to him, ‘Leave your country and your relatives, and come into the land that I will show you.’4 Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in [b]Haran. From there, after his father died, God had him move to this country in which you are now living.5 But He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot of ground, and yet, even when he had no child, He promised that He would give it to him as a possession, and to his descendants after him.6 But God spoke to this effect, that his descendants would be aliens in a foreign land, and that they would[c]be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years.7 ‘And whatever nation to which they will be in bondage I Myself will judge,’ said God, ‘andafter that they will come out and[d]serve Me in this place.’
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