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16 (A)“I make a vow by my own name—the Lord is speaking—that I will richly bless you. Because you did this and did not keep back your only son from me, 17 (B)I promise that I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the seashore. Your descendants will conquer their enemies. 18 (C)All the nations will ask me to bless them as I have blessed your descendants—all because you obeyed my command.”

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16 and said, “I swear by myself,(A) declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,(B) 17 I will surely bless you(C) and make your descendants(D) as numerous as the stars in the sky(E) and as the sand on the seashore.(F) Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,(G) 18 and through your offspring[a] all nations on earth will be blessed,[b](H) because you have obeyed me.”(I)

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  1. Genesis 22:18 Or seed
  2. Genesis 22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)

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