15 I will put hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.(A)

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I will bless those who bless you,
I will curse anyone who treats you with contempt,(A)
and all the peoples[a] on earth
will be blessed[b] through you.[c](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 12:3 Lit clans
  2. 12:3 Or will find blessing
  3. 12:3 Or will bless themselves by you

18 And all the nations of the earth will be blessed[a] by your offspring(A) because you have obeyed my command.”

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  1. 22:18 Or will bless themselves, or will find blessing

So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

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17 I see him, but not now;
I perceive him, but not near.
A star will come from Jacob,
and a scepter will arise from Israel.(A)
He will smash the forehead[a] of Moab
and strike down[b] all the Shethites.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 24:17 Or frontiers
  2. 24:17 Sam reads and the skulls of; Jr 48:45
  3. 24:17 Or Sethites

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