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When the Most High assigned lands to the nations,
    when he divided up the human race,
he established the boundaries of the peoples
    according to the number in his heavenly court.[a]

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  1. 32:8 As in Dead Sea Scrolls, which read the number of the sons of God, and Greek version, which reads the number of the angels of God; Masoretic Text reads the number of the sons of Israel.

26 From one man[a] he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.

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  1. 17:26 Greek From one; other manuscripts read From one blood.

In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. That is why the city was called Babel,[a] because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.

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  1. 11:9 Or Babylon. Babel sounds like a Hebrew term that means “confusion.”

16 The heavens belong to the Lord,
    but he has given the earth to all humanity.

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25 Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg (which means “division”), for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups. His brother’s name was Joktan.

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48 However, the Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says,

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18 Your Majesty, the Most High God gave sovereignty, majesty, glory, and honor to your predecessor, Nebuchadnezzar.

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17 For this has been decreed by the messengers[a];
    it is commanded by the holy ones,
so that everyone may know
    that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world.
He gives them to anyone he chooses—
    even to the lowliest of people.”

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  1. 4:17 Aramaic the watchers.

14 I will climb to the highest heavens
    and be like the Most High.’

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But you, O Lord, will be exalted forever.

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Psalm 91

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

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I say, ‘You are gods;
    you are all children of the Most High.

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14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God,
    and keep the vows you made to the Most High.

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17 I will thank the Lord because he is just;
    I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

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16 the message of one who hears the words of God,
    who has knowledge from the Most High,
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
    who bows down with eyes wide open:

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18 So the Lord made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt[a] to the great Euphrates River— 19 the land now occupied by the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”

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  1. 15:18 Hebrew the river of Egypt, referring either to an eastern branch of the Nile River or to the Brook of Egypt in the Sinai (see Num 34:5).

15 Canaan’s oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,[a]

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  1. 10:15 Hebrew ancestor of Heth.

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