12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God,(A) because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.(B)

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18 and through your offspring[a] all nations on earth will be blessed,[b](A) because you have obeyed me.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 22:18 Or seed
  2. Genesis 22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)

because Abraham obeyed me(A) and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees(B) and my instructions.(C)

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Let my vindication(A) come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.(B)

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The King(A) is mighty, he loves justice(B)
    you have established equity;(C)
in Jacob you have done
    what is just and right.(D)

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“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,(A)
a King(B) who will reign(C) wisely
    and do what is just and right(D) in the land.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:5 Or up from David’s line