Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will make your
descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.
He said, “
I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.
But the sons of Israel
were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.
You shall answer and say before the Lord your God, ‘
My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.
“But as the
time of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
Therefore there was born even of one man, and
him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.