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The Call of Abram

12 [a]Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 12.1-3 With Abraham’s call, sacred history in the strict sense begins. The promise theme runs through the whole patriarchal history, e.g., 18.18; 28.14.
  2. Genesis 12:3 Or in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed

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