19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son,(A) and you will call him Isaac.[a](B) I will establish my covenant with him(C) as an everlasting covenant(D) for his descendants after him.

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  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs.
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Abraham gave the name Isaac[a](A) to the son Sarah bore him.

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  1. Genesis 21:3 Isaac means he laughs.
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25 As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites(A) coming from Gilead.(B) Their camels were loaded with spices, balm(C) and myrrh,(D) and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.(E)

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28 So when the Midianite(A) merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern(B) and sold(C) him for twenty shekels[a] of silver(D) to the Ishmaelites,(E) who took him to Egypt.(F)

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  1. Genesis 37:28 That is, about 8 ounces or about 230 grams
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Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

39 Now Joseph(A) had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard,(B) bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.(C)

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24 And he said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring(A) from your share of the plunder.(B)” (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites(C) to wear gold earrings.)

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