And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and (A)count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “(B)So shall your [a]descendants be.”

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  1. Genesis 15:5 Lit seed

17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly (A)multiply your [a]seed as the stars of the heavens and as (B)the sand which is on the seashore; and (C)your [b]seed shall possess the gate of [c]their enemies.

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  1. Genesis 22:17 Or descendants
  2. Genesis 22:17 Or descendants
  3. Genesis 22:17 Lit his

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You (A)swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I will (B)multiply your [a]descendants as the stars of the heavens, and (C)all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your [b]descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’”

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  1. Exodus 32:13 Lit seed
  2. Exodus 32:13 Lit seed

(A)The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

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22 (A)Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, (B)and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.

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You shall answer and say before the Lord your God, ‘(A)My father was a [a]wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and [b]sojourned there, (B)few in number; but there he became a (C)great, mighty and populous nation.

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  1. Deuteronomy 26:5 Or perishing
  2. Deuteronomy 26:5 Or lived as an alien

62 Then you shall be left few in number, (A)whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not [a]obey the Lord your God.

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  1. Deuteronomy 28:62 Lit listen to the voice of

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