the blessing
Genesis 12:1-3
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Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;
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And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
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And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
Genesis 12:7-3
Genesis 15:5-7
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And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."
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Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
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And He said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it."
Genesis 17:6-8
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"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.
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"I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.
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"I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
Genesis 22:17
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
Genesis 22:18
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
Psalm 72:17
May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun [shines]; And let [men] bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
Romans 4:7
"BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.
Romans 4:8
"BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT."
Galatians 3:8
The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, [saying], "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."
Galatians 3:14
in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Ephesians 1:3
Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ,
wherein thou art a stranger
Genesis 17:8
"I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
which
Genesis 12:7
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.
Genesis 13:14-17
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The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
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for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.
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"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.
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"Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you."
Genesis 15:18-21
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On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:
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the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite
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and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim
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and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite."
Psalm 39:12
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers.
Psalm 105:6-12
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O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
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He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
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He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
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[The] [covenant] which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.
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Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
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Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance,"
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When they were only a few men in number, Very few, and strangers in it.
Hebrews 11:9-13
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By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign [land], dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;
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for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
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By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.
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Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, [as many descendants] AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.
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All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.