15 I will remember my covenant(A) between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.(B)

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“As for me, this is my covenant with you:(A) You will be the father of many nations.(B)

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16 and said, “I swear by myself,(A) declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,(B) 17 I will surely bless you(C) and make your descendants(D) as numerous as the stars in the sky(E) and as the sand on the seashore.(F) Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,(G) 18 and through your offspring[a] all nations on earth will be blessed,[b](H) because you have obeyed me.”(I)

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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)

Stay in this land for a while,(A) and I will be with you(B) and will bless you.(C) For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands(D) and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.(E)

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13 There above it[a] stood the Lord,(A) and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.(B) I will give you and your descendants the land(C) on which you are lying.(D) 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you(E) will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.(F) All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[b](G) 15 I am with you(H) and will watch over you(I) wherever you go,(J) and I will bring you back to this land.(K) I will not leave you(L) until I have done what I have promised you.(M)(N)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 28:13 Or There beside him
  2. Genesis 28:14 Or will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)

13 Remember(A) your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self:(B) ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars(C) in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land(D) I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’”

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23 But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant(A) with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy(B) them or banish them from his presence.(C)

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10 He confirmed it(A) to Jacob as a decree,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant:(B)

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42 For he remembered his holy promise(A)
    given to his servant Abraham.

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21 For the sake of your name(A) do not despise us;
    do not dishonor your glorious throne.(B)
Remember your covenant(C) with us
    and do not break it.

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