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Genesis 14:21-22

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14:21 Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and take the possessions for yourself.” 14:22 But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand 1  to the Lord, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow 2 

1 tn Abram takes an oath, raising his hand as a solemn gesture. The translation understands the perfect tense as having an instantaneous nuance: “Here and now I raise my hand.”

2 tn The words “and vow” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarification.



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