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But Abram asked, "Sovereign LORD, how can I know that it will be mine?"
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?
Genesis 24:2-4,13,14 And he said to the elder servant of his house, who was ruler over all he had: Put thy hand under my thigh, . . .
Judges 6:17-24,36-40 And he said: If I have found grace before thee, give me a sign that it is thou that speakest to me: . . .
1 Samuel 14:9,10 If they shall speak thus to us: Stay till we come to you: let us stand still in our place, and not go up to them. . . .
2 Kings 20:8 And Ezechias had said to Isaias: What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I will go up to the temple of the Lord the third day?
Psalm 86:17 Shew me a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and hast comforted me.
Isaiah 7:11 Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above.
Luke 1:18,34 And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years. . . .
ContextGod Confirms His Promise
8But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?9And the Lord answered, and said: Take me a cow of three years old, and a she-goat of three years. and a ram of three years, a turtle also, and a pigeon.…
And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.
And the Lord answered, and said: Take me a cow of three years old, and a she-goat of three years. and a ram of three years, a turtle also, and a pigeon.
And give the blessings of Abraham to thee, and to thy seed after thee: that thou mayst possess the land of thy sojournment, which he promised to thy grandfather.
After which he told his brethren: God will visit you after my death, and will make you go up out of this land, to the land which he swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
And Gedeon said to God: If thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast said,
Additional TranslationsBut Abram replied, “Lord GOD, how can I know that I will possess it?”And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
And he said, O Lord Jehovah, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
And he said, Master and Lord, how shall I know that I shall inherit it?
And he said, Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall possess it?
And he said, O Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
And he said, Lord GOD, by what shall I know that I shall inherit it?
He said, "Lord Yahweh, how will I know that I will inherit it?"
and he saith, 'Lord Jehovah, whereby do I know that I possess it?'
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