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since Abraham will become, yes, become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him? Bible

“become, yes, become.” The verb is repeated twice in different forms. This is the figure of speech polyptoton, and it magnifies the fact that Abraham will become a great nation. [For more on the figure polyptoton, and the way it is translated, see commentary on Genesis 2:16.


Commentary for: Genesis 18:18