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Genesis 32:9

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32:9 Then Jacob prayed, 1  “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O Lord, you said 2  to me, ‘Return to your land and to your relatives and I will make you prosper.’ 3 

1 tn Heb “said.”

2 tn Heb “the one who said.”

3 tn Heb “I will cause good” or “I will treat well [or “favorably”].” The idea includes more than prosperity, though that is its essential meaning. Here the form is subordinated to the preceding imperative and indicates purpose or result. Jacob is reminding God of his promise in the hope that God will honor his word.



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