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1 The Eternal had then said to Abram, Depart from thy country, thy kindred, and they father's house; and go to a land which I will shew thee: 2For I will bless thee, and make of thee a great nation; and make thy name so great, that it shall be a term of benediction. 3I will also bless them that bless thee, and detest them that despise thee; for in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. (Gal. iii. 3, 14, 16.) 4Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5He took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother's son, with all the wealth they had acquired, and the persons they had converted from idolatry in Haran, and set out with them to go into Canaan: and being come into it, (for the Canaanites were then in the land), 6He went through it as far as Sichem, in the plain of Moreh; 7 When the Eternal, to whom he built there an altar, appeared to him, and said, To thy seed will I give this land. 8From thence he removed to the height eastward of Bethel, where he pitched his tent; having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east. He built an altar there also to the Eternal, and worshipped him, praying to him.