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Hebrews 11:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

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Genesis 12:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

From there he moved on to the hill country on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and invoked the name of the Lord.

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Genesis 13:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 So Abram moved his tent, and came and settled by the oaks[a] of Mamre, which are at Hebron; and there he built an altar to the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 13:18 Or terebinths
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Hebrews 6:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 In the same way, when God desired to show even more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it by an oath,

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Genesis 18:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”

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Genesis 13:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He journeyed on by stages from the Negeb as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

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Genesis 48:3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty[a] appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and he blessed me, and said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers; I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your offspring after you for a perpetual holding.’

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 48:3 Traditional rendering of Heb El Shaddai
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Genesis 35:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Death of Isaac

27 Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had resided as aliens.

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Genesis 28:13-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 And the Lord stood beside him[a] and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; 14 and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed[b] in you and in your offspring.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 28:13 Or stood above it
  2. Genesis 28:14 Or shall bless themselves
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Acts 7:5-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He did not give him any of it as a heritage, not even a foot’s length, but promised to give it to him as his possession and to his descendants after him, even though he had no child. And God spoke in these terms, that his descendants would be resident aliens in a country belonging to others, who would enslave them and mistreat them during four hundred years.

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Genesis 28:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien—land that God gave to Abraham.”

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Genesis 26:3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Reside in this land as an alien, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will fulfill the oath that I swore to your father Abraham. I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven, and will give to your offspring all these lands; and all the nations of the earth shall gain blessing for themselves through your offspring,

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Genesis 25:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

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Genesis 23:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“I am a stranger and an alien residing among you; give me property among you for a burying place, so that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”

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Genesis 18:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Make ready quickly three measures[a] of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes.”

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 18:6 Heb seahs
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Genesis 18:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah

18 The Lord appeared to Abraham[a] by the oaks[b] of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 18:1 Heb him
  2. Genesis 18:1 Or terebinths
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Genesis 17:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are now an alien, all the land of Canaan, for a perpetual holding; and I will be their God.”

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