16 and said, “(A)By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly (B)multiply your [a]seed as the stars of the heavens and as (C)the sand, which is on the seashore; and (D)your [b]seed shall possess the gate of [c]their enemies. 18 And (E)in your [d]seed all the nations of the earth shall [e]be blessed, because you have (F)obeyed My voice.” 19 (G)So Abraham returned to his young men, and they got up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived in Beersheba.

20 Now it came about after these things, that Abraham was told, saying, “Behold, (H)Milcah [f]also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21 Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram), 22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel”— 23 and it was Bethuel who fathered (I)Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, [g]also gave birth to Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

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  1. Genesis 22:17 Or descendants
  2. Genesis 22:17 Or descendants
  3. Genesis 22:17 Lit his
  4. Genesis 22:18 Or descendants
  5. Genesis 22:18 Or bless themselves
  6. Genesis 22:20 Lit she also
  7. Genesis 22:24 Lit she also

13 For (A)when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear an oath by no one greater, He (B)swore by Himself,

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