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12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway set up on the earth with its top reaching to heaven. There were angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13 There at the top stood the Lord, who said, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. The land on which you are lying, I give to you and to your descendants. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed[a] all the families of the earth will be blessed.

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  1. Genesis 28:14 Retention of the literal term seed, which can be taken as a singular, highlights the continuity of the Messianic promise from Eve, through Abraham and David, to Christ, the Seed of the Woman.

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