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The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“I will make you into a great nation,
   and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
   and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
   and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
   will be blessed through you.
—  Genesis 12:1-3