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God also told him that his descendants would live in a foreign land, where they would be oppressed as slaves for 400 years.

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13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they will be oppressed as slaves for 400 years.

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17 This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking his promise.

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40 The people of Israel had lived in Egypt[a] for 430 years. 41 In fact, it was on the last day of the 430th year that all the Lord’s forces left the land.

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Footnotes

  1. 12:40 Samaritan Pentateuch reads in Canaan and Egypt; Greek version reads in Egypt and Canaan.

16 After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, for the sins of the Amorites do not yet warrant their destruction.”

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