23 And Adam said:

“This is now (A)bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called [a]Woman,
Because she was (B)taken out of [b]Man.”

24 (C)Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and (D)be[c] joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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  1. Genesis 2:23 Heb. Ishshah
  2. Genesis 2:23 Heb. Ish
  3. Genesis 2:24 Lit. cling

Promises to Abram(A)

12 Now the (B)Lord had said to Abram:

“Get (C)out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
(D)I will make you a great nation;
(E)I will bless you
And make your name great;
(F)And you shall be a blessing.
(G)I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in (H)you all the families of the earth shall be (I)blessed.”

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Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed (A)one[a] born in my house is my heir!”

And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who (B)will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

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  1. Genesis 15:3 a servant

11 Now (A)Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and [a]Sarah (B)had passed the age of childbearing. 12 Therefore Sarah (C)laughed within herself, saying, (D)“After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my (E)lord being old also?”

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  1. Genesis 18:11 Lit. the manner of women had ceased to be with Sarah

Isaac Is Born(A)

21 And the Lord (B)visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah (C)as He had spoken. For Sarah (D)conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, (E)at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—(F)Isaac.[a] Then Abraham (G)circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, (H)as God had commanded him. Now (I)Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, (J)“God has [b]made me laugh, and all who hear (K)will laugh with me.”

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  1. Genesis 21:3 Lit. Laughter
  2. Genesis 21:6 Lit. made laughter for me

Abraham’s Faith Confirmed(A)

22 Now it came to pass after these things that (B)God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

Then He said, “Take now your son, (C)your only son Isaac, whom you (D)love, and go (E)to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a (F)burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

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A Bride for Isaac

24 Now Abraham (A)was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord (B)had blessed Abraham in all things. So Abraham said (C)to the oldest servant of his house, who (D)ruled over all that he had, “Please, (E)put your hand under my thigh, and I will make you (F)swear[a] by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that (G)you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; (H)but you shall go (I)to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”

And the servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I take your son back to the land from which you came?”

But Abraham said to him, “Beware that you do not take my son back there. The Lord God of heaven, who (J)took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, (K)‘To your [b]descendants I give this land,’ (L)He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then (M)you will be released from this oath; only do not take my son back there.” So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.

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  1. Genesis 24:3 take an oath
  2. Genesis 24:7 Lit. seed

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who [a]made them at the beginning (A)‘made them male and female,’ and said, (B)‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and (C)the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

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  1. Matthew 19:4 NU created

22 (A)He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
And obtains favor from the Lord.

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