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Exodus 6:8

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6:8 I will bring you to the land I swore to give 1  to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob – and I will give it to you 2  as a possession. I am the Lord!’

1 tn Heb “which I raised my hand to give it.” The relative clause specifies which land is their goal. The bold anthropomorphism mentions part of an oath-taking ceremony to refer to the whole event and reminds the reader that God swore that he would give the land to them. The reference to taking an oath would have made the promise of God sure in the mind of the Israelite.

2 sn Here is the twofold aspect again clearly depicted: God swore the promise to the patriarchs, but he is about to give what he promised to this generation. This generation will know more about him as a result.



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