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Genesis 17:8

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17:8 I will give the whole land of Canaan – the land where you are now residing 1  – to you and your descendants after you as a permanent 2  possession. I will be their God.”

1 tn The verbal root is גּוּר (gur, “to sojourn, to reside temporarily,” i.e., as a resident alien). It is the land in which Abram resides, but does not yet possess as his very own.

2 tn Or “as an eternal.”



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