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13 At the top of the stairway stood the Lord, and he said, “I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants.

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15 I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants[a] as a permanent possession.

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  1. 13:15 Hebrew seed; also in 13:16.

12 And I will give you the land I once gave to Abraham and Isaac. Yes, I will give it to you and your descendants after you.”

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Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty[a] appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.

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  1. 48:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai.

24 where the Lord appeared to him on the night of his arrival. “I am the God of your father, Abraham,” he said. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will bless you. I will multiply your descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will do this because of my promise to Abraham, my servant.”

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Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants.[a]” And Abram built an altar there and dedicated it to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

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  1. 12:7 Hebrew seed.

Jacob’s Return to Bethel

35 Then God said to Jacob, “Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau.”

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16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

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32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’[a] So he is the God of the living, not the dead.”

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  1. 22:32 Exod 3:6.

24 “My servant David will be their king, and they will have only one shepherd. They will obey my regulations and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I gave my servant Jacob, the land where their ancestors lived. They and their children and their grandchildren after them will live there forever, generation after generation. And my servant David will be their prince forever.

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15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh,[a] the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.

This is my eternal name,
    my name to remember for all generations.

16 “Now go and call together all the elders of Israel. Tell them, ‘Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—has appeared to me. He told me, “I have been watching closely, and I see how the Egyptians are treating you.

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  1. 3:15 Yahweh (also in 3:16) is a transliteration of the proper name YHWH that is sometimes rendered “Jehovah”; in this translation it is usually rendered “the Lord” (note the use of small capitals).

I am the God of your father[a]—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.

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  1. 3:6 Greek version reads your fathers.

“I am God,[a] the God of your father,” the voice said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make your family into a great nation.

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  1. 46:3 Hebrew I am El.

17 After a very hard delivery, the midwife finally exclaimed, “Don’t be afraid—you have another son!”

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Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my grandfather Abraham, and God of my father, Isaac—O Lord, you told me, ‘Return to your own land and to your relatives.’ And you promised me, ‘I will treat you kindly.’

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42 In fact, if the God of my father had not been on my side—the God of Abraham and the fearsome God of Isaac[a]—you would have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen your abuse and my hard work. That is why he appeared to you last night and rebuked you!”

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  1. 31:42 Or and the Fear of Isaac.

May God pass on to you and your descendants[a] the blessings he promised to Abraham. May you own this land where you are now living as a foreigner, for God gave this land to Abraham.”

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  1. 28:4 Hebrew seed; also in 28:13, 14.

Live here as a foreigner in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. I hereby confirm that I will give all these lands to you and your descendants,[a] just as I solemnly promised Abraham, your father.

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  1. 26:3 Hebrew seed; also in 26:4, 24.

I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them!

“I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants[a] after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

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  1. 17:7 Hebrew seed; also in 17:7b, 8, 9, 10, 19.

The Lord’s Covenant Promise to Abram

15 Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”

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“But God gave him no inheritance here, not even one square foot of land. God did promise, however, that eventually the whole land would belong to Abraham and his descendants—even though he had no children yet.

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