“[a]Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; 2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so [b]you shall be a blessing; 3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who [c]curses you I will [d]curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,
“Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; [a]Your reward shall be very great.”
2 Abram said, “O Lord [b]God, what will You give me, since I [c]am childless, and the [d]heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”3 And Abram said, “[e]Since You have given no [f]offspring to me, [g]one born in my house is my heir.”4 Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own [h]body, he shall be your heir.”5 And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your [i]descendants be.”6 Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
26 Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.2 The Lordappeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; [a]stay in the land of which I shall tell you.3 Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your [b]descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.4 I will multiply your [c]descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your [d]descendants all these lands; and by your [e]descendants all the nations of the earth [f]shall be blessed;5 because Abraham [g]obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws.”
Genesis 28:13-15New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 And behold, the Lord stood [a]above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your [b]descendants.14 Your [c]descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will [d]spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your [e]descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have [f]promised you.”
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