Stephen’s Address: The Call of Abraham
7 Then the high priest said, “Are these things so?”
2 And he said, a“Brethren and fathers, listen: The bGod of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in cHaran, 3 and said to him, d‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’ 4 Then ehe came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was fdead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell. 5 And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set his foot on. But even when Abraham had no child, gHe promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him. 6 But God spoke in this way: hthat his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into ibondage and oppress them four hundred years. 7 j‘And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will kjudge,’ said God, l‘and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.’ 8 mThen He gave him the covenant of circumcision; nand so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; oand Isaac begot Jacob, and pJacob begot the twelve patriarchs.
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