18 On the same day the Lord (A)made a covenant with Abram, saying:

(B)“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—

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31 And (A)I will set your [a]bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the [b]River. For I will (B)deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.

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  1. Exodus 23:31 boundaries
  2. Exodus 23:31 Heb. Nahar, the Euphrates

(A)Your southern border shall be from the Wilderness of Zin along the border of Edom; then your southern border shall extend eastward to the end of (B)the Salt Sea; your border shall turn from the southern side of (C)the Ascent of Akrabbim, continue to Zin, and be on the south of (D)Kadesh Barnea; then it shall go on to (E)Hazar Addar, and continue to Azmon; the border shall turn from Azmon (F)to the Brook of Egypt, and it shall end at the Sea.

‘As for the (G)western border, you shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your western border.

‘And this shall be your northern border: From the Great Sea you shall mark out your border line to (H)Mount Hor; from Mount Hor you shall mark out your border (I)to the entrance of Hamath; then the direction of the border shall be toward (J)Zedad; the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and it shall end at (K)Hazar Enan. This shall be your northern border.

10 ‘You shall mark out your eastern border from Hazar Enan to Shepham; 11 the border shall go down from Shepham (L)to Riblah on the east side of Ain; the border shall go down and reach to the eastern [a]side of the Sea (M)of Chinnereth; 12 the border shall go down along the Jordan, and it shall end at (N)the Salt Sea. This shall be your land with its surrounding boundaries.’ ”

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  1. Numbers 34:11 Lit. shoulder