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Verse 7

covenant: unconditional.

thy seed. Here, the collective noun ser'a is shown to be plural by the words "after thee" (compare verses: Genesis 17:8 , Genesis 17:9 ), and by the plural pronoun "their generations" (verses: Genesis 17:7 , Genesis 17:9 ). This is not the verse referred to in Galatians 1:3 , Galatians 1:16 , but Genesis 21:12 . See note on Genesis 21:12 , where "seed" must be in the singular because of the verb.

everlasting. Hence Israel so called. Isaiah 44:7 margin.

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