18 and through your offspring[a] all nations on earth will be blessed,[b](A) because you have obeyed me.”(B)

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  1. Genesis 22:18 Or seed
  2. Genesis 22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)
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24 In that day(A) Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria,(B) a blessing[a](C) on the earth.

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  1. Isaiah 19:24 Or Assyria, whose names will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or Assyria, who will be seen by others as blessed
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and if in a truthful, just and righteous way
    you swear,(A) ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’(B)
then the nations will invoke blessings(C) by him
    and in him they will boast.(D)

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19 Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate(A) and the olive tree have not borne fruit.(B)

“‘From this day on I will bless(C) you.’”

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13 Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse[a](A) among the nations, so I will save(B) you, and you will be a blessing.[b](C) Do not be afraid,(D) but let your hands be strong.(E)

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  1. Zechariah 8:13 That is, your name has been used in cursing (see Jer. 29:22); or, you have been regarded as under a curse.
  2. Zechariah 8:13 Or and your name will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or and you will be seen as blessed
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