Acts 7:5
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English Standard Version
Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot’s length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child.

King James Bible
And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

American Standard Version
and he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: and he promised that he would give it to him in possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he gave him no inheritance in it; no, not the pace of a foot: but he promised to give it him in possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

English Revised Version
and he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: and he promised that he would give it to him in possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he gave him no inheritance in it, no not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his offspring after him, when as yet he had no child.

Weymouth New Testament
But he gave him no inheritance in it, no, not a single square yard of ground. And yet He promised to bestow the land as a permanent possession on him and his posterity after him--and promised this at a time when Abraham was childless.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Inheritance (κληρονομίαν)

See on 1 Peter 1:4.

Not so much as to set his foot on (οὐδὲ βῆμα ποδός)

Lit., not even the stepping of a foot. From the original meaning, a pace or step, which occurs only here in the New Testament, comes the sense of a step considered as a raised place or seat, and hence a tribune or judgment-seat, which is its meaning in every other passage of the New Testament.

Possession (κατάσχεσιν)

Only here and Acts 7:45. See on keep, Luke 8:15. It denotes a permanent possession.

Acts 7:5 Parallel Commentaries

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he gave.

Genesis 23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burial plot with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Psalm 105:11,12 Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance...

Hebrews 11:9,10,13-16 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob...

not.

Deuteronomy 2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth...

yet.

Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar to the LORD...

Genesis 13:15 For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever.

Genesis 15:3,18 And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, see, one born in my house is my heir...

Genesis 17:8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan...

Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all these countries...

Genesis 28:13-15 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac...

Exodus 6:7,8 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and you shall know that I am the LORD your God...

Deuteronomy 6:10,11 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac...

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land...

Deuteronomy 10:11 And the LORD said to me, Arise, take your journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land...

Deuteronomy 11:9 And that you may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed...

Deuteronomy 34:4 And the LORD said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed...

Nehemiah 9:8 And found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites...

Psalm 105:8-11 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations...

when.

Genesis 15:2-5 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus...

Genesis 16:2 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing: I pray you, go in to my maid...

Genesis 17:16-19 And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations...

Cross References
Genesis 12:7
Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 13:15
for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever.

Genesis 15:18
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

Genesis 17:8
And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God."

Ezekiel 33:24
"Son of man, the inhabitants of these waste places in the land of Israel keep saying, 'Abraham was only one man, yet he got possession of the land; but we are many; the land is surely given us to possess.'

Hebrews 11:9
By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.

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