18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram(A) and said, “To your descendants I give this land,(B) from the Wadi[a] of Egypt(C) to the great river, the Euphrates(D)

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  1. Genesis 15:18 Or river
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21 So he fled(A) with all he had, crossed the Euphrates River,(B) and headed for the hill country of Gilead.(C)

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31 “I will establish your borders from the Red Sea[a] to the Mediterranean Sea,[b] and from the desert to the Euphrates River.(A) I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out(B) before you.

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  1. Exodus 23:31 Or the Sea of Reeds
  2. Exodus 23:31 Hebrew to the Sea of the Philistines
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sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor,(A) who was at Pethor, near the Euphrates River,(B) in his native land. Balak said:

“A people has come out of Egypt;(C) they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me.

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Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites;(A) go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah,(B) in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev(C) and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites(D) and to Lebanon,(E) as far as the great river, the Euphrates.(F)

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24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours:(A) Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River(B) to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon,(A) and from the great river, the Euphrates(B)—all the Hittite(C) country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.(D)

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Moreover, David defeated Hadadezer(A) son of Rehob, king of Zobah,(B) when he went to restore his monument at[a] the Euphrates(C) River.

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  1. 2 Samuel 8:3 Or his control along
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21 And Solomon ruled(A) over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River(B) to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.(C) These countries brought tribute(D) and were Solomon’s subjects all his life.

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29 While Josiah was king, Pharaoh Necho(A) king of Egypt went up to the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to meet him in battle, but Necho faced him and killed him at Megiddo.(B)

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The king of Egypt(A) did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon(B) had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

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To the east they occupied the land up to the edge of the desert that extends to the Euphrates(A) River, because their livestock had increased in Gilead.(B)

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Moreover, David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah,(A) in the vicinity of Hamath, when he went to set up his monument at[a] the Euphrates River.(B)

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  1. 1 Chronicles 18:3 Or to restore his control over
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The Death of Josiah(A)

20 After all this, when Josiah had set the temple in order, Necho king of Egypt went up to fight at Carchemish(B) on the Euphrates,(C) and Josiah marched out to meet him in battle.

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“Take the belt you bought and are wearing around your waist, and go now to Perath[a](A) and hide it there in a crevice in the rocks.”

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  1. Jeremiah 13:4 Or possibly to the Euphrates; similarly in verses 5-7
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Concerning Egypt:(A)

This is the message against the army of Pharaoh Necho(B) king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish(C) on the Euphrates(D) River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim(E) son of Josiah king of Judah:

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63 When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates.(A)

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14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels(A) who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”(B)

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