14 When Abram heard that his relative(A) had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained(B) men born in his household(C) and went in pursuit as far as Dan.(D)

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19 For I have chosen him(A), so that he will direct his children(B) and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord(C) by doing what is right and just,(D) so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”(E)

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20 In the future, when your son asks you,(A) “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?” 21 tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.(B) 22 Before our eyes the Lord sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household. 23 But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors. 24 The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God,(C) so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.(D) 25 And if we are careful to obey all this law(E) before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.(F)

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Fathers,[a] do not exasperate your children;(A) instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:4 Or Parents