Abraham

Abraham

 
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  • The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave-wife and one from his freeborn wife.*5 - Galatians 4:22


  • We all know that Jesus came to help the descendants of Abraham, not to help the angels. - Hebrews 2:16


  • For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying: - Hebrews 6:13


  • Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. - Hebrews 6:15


  • This Melchizedek was king of the city of Salem and also a priest of God Most High. When Abraham was returning home after winning a great battle against many kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him. - Hebrews 7:1


  • Then Abraham took a tenth of all he had won in the battle and gave it to Melchizedek. His name means "king of justice." He is also "king of peace" because [Salem] means "peace." - Hebrews 7:2


  • Consider then how great this Melchizedek was. Even Abraham, the great patriarch of Israel, recognized how great Melchizedek was by giving him a tenth of what he had taken in battle. - Hebrews 7:4


  • But Melchizedek, who was not even related to Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham. And Melchizedek placed a blessing upon Abraham, the one who had already received the promises of God. - Hebrews 7:6


  • In addition, we might even say that Levi's descendants, the ones who collect the tithe, paid a tithe to Melchizedek through their ancestor Abraham. - Hebrews 7:9


  • For although Levi wasn't born yet, the seed from which he came was in Abraham's loins when Melchizedek collected the tithe from him. - Hebrews 7:10


  • It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. - Hebrews 11:8


  • Abraham did this because he was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. - Hebrews 11:10


  • It was by faith that Sarah together with Abraham was able to have a child, even though they were too old and Sarah was barren. Abraham believed that God would keep his promise.*2 - Hebrews 11:11


  • And so a whole nation came from this one man, Abraham, who was too old to have any children--a nation with so many people that, like the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them. - Hebrews 11:12


  • It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God's promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, - Hebrews 11:17


  • Abraham assumed that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead. - Hebrews 11:19


  • Don't you remember that our ancestor Abraham was declared right with God because of what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? - James 2:21
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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