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Genesis 12:7

12:7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants 1  I will give this land.” So Abram 2  built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 24:7

24:7 “The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and the land of my relatives, 3  promised me with a solemn oath, 4  ‘To your descendants I will give this land.’ He will send his angel 5  before you so that you may find 6  a wife for my son from there.

1 tn The same Hebrew term זֶרַע (zera’) may mean “seed” (for planting), “offspring” (occasionally of animals, but usually of people), or “descendants” depending on the context.

2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Abram) has been supplied in the translation for clarification.

3 tn Or “the land of my birth.”

4 tn Heb “and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying.”

5 tn Or “his messenger.”

6 tn Heb “before you and you will take.”

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