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Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and (A)count the (B)stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, (C)“So shall your (D)descendants be.”

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17 blessing I will (A)bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants (B)as the stars of the heaven (C)and as the sand which is on the seashore; and (D)your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

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13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You (A)swore by Your own self, and said to them, (B)‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’ ”

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The Lord did not set His (A)love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were (B)the least of all peoples;

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22 Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons, and now the Lord your God has made you as the stars of heaven in multitude.

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And you shall answer and say before the Lord your God: ‘My father was (A)a [a]Syrian, (B)about to perish, and (C)he went down to Egypt and [b]dwelt there, (D)few in number; and there he became a nation, (E)great, mighty, and populous.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 26:5 Or Aramean
  2. Deuteronomy 26:5 As a resident alien

62 You (A)shall be left few in number, whereas you were (B)as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.

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