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Genesis 14:23

Context
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that I will take nothing 1  belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can never say, ‘It is I 2  who made Abram rich.’

XREF

1Ki 13:8; 2Ki 5:16,20; Es 9:15,16; 2Co 11:9-11; 2Co 11:12; 2Co 12:14; Heb 13:5

NET © Notes

tn The oath formula is elliptical, reading simply: “…if I take.” It is as if Abram says, “[May the Lord deal with me] if I take,” meaning, “I will surely not take.” The positive oath would add the negative adverb and be the reverse: “[God will deal with me] if I do not take,” meaning, “I certainly will.”

tn The Hebrew text adds the independent pronoun (“I”) to the verb form for emphasis.



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