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12 Don’t let the Egyptians say, ‘He was planning all along to kill them in the mountains and wipe them off the face of the earth. That’s why he brought them out of our land.’ Don’t be so angry. Reconsider your decision to bring this disaster on your people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. You took an oath, swearing on yourself. You told them, ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky. I will give to your descendants all the land I spoke of. It will be their permanent possession.’”

14 So the Lord reconsidered his threat to destroy his people.

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12 Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’?(A) Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster(B) on your people. 13 Remember(C) your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self:(D) ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars(E) in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land(F) I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’” 14 Then the Lord relented(G) and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

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