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.
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.”