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Genesis 17:6-7

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17:6 I will make you 1  extremely 2  fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. 3  17:7 I will confirm 4  my covenant as a perpetual 5  covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 6 

1 tn This verb starts a series of perfect verbal forms with vav (ו) consecutive to express God’s intentions.

2 tn Heb “exceedingly, exceedingly.” The repetition is emphatic.

3 tn Heb “and I will make you into nations, and kings will come out from you.”

4 tn The verb קוּם (qum, “to arise, to stand up”) in the Hiphil verbal stem means “to confirm, to give effect to, to carry out” (i.e., a covenant or oath; see BDB 878-79 s.v. קוּם).

5 tn Or “as an eternal.”

6 tn Heb “to be to you for God and to your descendants after you.”



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