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22:16 and said, 'God declares, 'I have sworn by My own Essence, that because you performed this act, and did not hold back your only son,
Vayomer bi nishbati ne'um-Adonay ki ya'an asher asita et-hadavar hazeh velo chasachta et-bincha et-yechidecha.
22:17 I will bless you greatly, and increase your offspring like the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring shall inherit their enemies' gate.
Ki-varech avarechecha veharbah arbeh et-zar'acha kechochevey hashamayim vehachol asher al-sfat hayam veyirash zar'acha et sha'ar oyvav.
22:18 All the nations of the world shall be blessed through your descendants - all because you obeyed My voice.' '
Vehitbarchu bezar'acha kol goyey ha'arets ekev asher shamata bekoli.


  Or 'possess,' or 'conquer.' Seizing the gate was symbolic of conquering the entire city.

shall be blessed...
  See Genesis 12:3, 18:18.

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