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Lexicon :: Strong's H2233 - zeraʿ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 582a

Strong’s Definitions

זֶרַע zeraʻ, zeh'-rah; from H2232; seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity:—× carnally, child, fruitful, seed(-time), sowing-time.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 229x

The KJV translates Strong's H2233 in the following manner: seed (221x), child (2x), carnally (with H7902) (2x), carnally (1x), fruitful (1x), seedtime (1x), sowing time (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 229x
The KJV translates Strong's H2233 in the following manner: seed (221x), child (2x), carnally (with H7902) (2x), carnally (1x), fruitful (1x), seedtime (1x), sowing time (1x).
  1. seed, sowing, offspring

    1. a sowing

    2. seed

    3. semen virile

    4. offspring, descendants, posterity, children

    5. of moral quality

      1. a practitioner of righteousness (fig.)

    6. sowing time (by meton)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זֶרַע zeraʻ, zeh'-rah; from H2232; seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity:—× carnally, child, fruitful, seed(-time), sowing-time.
STRONGS H2233: Abbreviations
זֶ֫רַע noun masculineDeuteronomy 28:38 sowing, seed, offspring (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic H2234 זְרַע, IfRz; Phoenician זרע; Zinjirli id.; Arabic زَرْعً seed-produce, seed; Ethiopic ዘርእ፡ Assyrian zêru, cultivated land, BelserBAS ii. 130, compare Arabic زَرْعَةً) — absolute ז׳ Genesis 47:23 =; זָ֑רַע Genesis 1:29 +; construct זֶרַע Isaiah 5:10 +; זְרַעֿ Numbers 11:7; suffix זַרְעִי 1 Samuel 20:42; 1 Samuel 24:22; זַרְעֲךָ Deuteronomy 11:10 +; זַרְעֶ֑ךָ Ecclesiastes 11:6 +; etc.; plural suffix זַרְעֵיכֶם 1 Samuel 8:15; —
1. literal:
a. a sowing הַשָּׂדֶה לְז׳ Genesis 47:24 (J; + אָכְלְכֶם; otherwise Leviticus 27:16b, see below 2c); לֹא מְקוֺם ז׳ Numbers 20:5 no place for sowing (J E; + וּתְאֵנָה וְגֶפֶן וְרִמּוֺן); compare שְׂדֵה ז׳ Ezekiel 17:5 a field suitable for sowing; hence
b. sowing as regularly recurring at its season Genesis 8:22 (J; || קָצִיר, + קֹר וָחֹם וְקַיִץ וָחֹרֶף וְיוֺם וָלַיְלָה), Leviticus 26:5 (H; || דַּיִשׁ, בָּצִיר; — compare Amos 9:13 below 2a).
2. seed:
a. literally, sown, to raise crops for food, usually corn (wheat, barely, etc.) Genesis 47:19, 23 (J; compare Genesis 47:14f.), Numbers 24:7 (JE); נָתַן לַֹזּרֵעַ ז׳ Isaiah 55:10 (|| לֶחֶם), Deuteronomy 28:38 (רַב ז׳), Leviticus 26:16 (H; with זָרַע), Leviticus 27:16a, חֹמֶר שְׂעֹרִים ז׳ Leviticus 27:16b (both P), compare Isaiah 5:10.
b. figurative, of idolatry of Judah Isaiah 17:11 (|| קציר); of fortunes of Zion מֶשֶׁךְ הַזּ׳ Psalm 126:6 the dropping of seed, i.e. the proper quantity for sowing (opposed to אֲלֻמֹּת); Jeremiah 35:7 (with זָרַע, || כֶּרֶם לֹא תִטָּ֔עוּ), compare Jeremiah 35:9 (|| כרם, שׂדה); מְטַר ז׳ Isaiah 30:23 (with זָרַע, || לֶחֶם תְּבוּאַתּ הָאֲדָמָה); also Deuteronomy 11:10 (with זָרַע), Ecclesiastes 11:6 (with id.); זֵרוּעַ ז׳ Leviticus 11:37, compare Leviticus 11:38 (both P); as yielding the crop תְּבוּאַת זַרְעֶ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 14:22 the product of thy seed, compare d. below; וְנִגַּשׁ תוֺרֵשׁ בַּקּוֺצֵר וְדֹרֵךְ עֲנָבִים בְּמשֵׁךְ הַזּ׳ Amos 9:13, in figure of rapid and plentiful growth in the coming time; הָאָרֶץ ז׳ producing a vine Ezekiel 17:5, of growth and prosperity of Israel; הַזּ׳ Malachi 2:3, read perhaps הַזְּרֹעַ (compare VB).
c. seed as product; the manna is compare with גַּד ז׳, coriander seed Numbers 11:7 (JE), Exodus 16:31 (P); seed of herbs and trees Genesis 1:11 (twice in verse); Genesis 1:12 (twice in verse); Genesis 1:29 (twice in verse) (all P). Especially
d. seed as corn-product, corn-crop, so (although not quite clearly) Deuteronomy 22:9 (with זָרַע; || תְּבוּאַת הַכָּ֑רֶם); plural 1 Samuel 8:15 (perhaps better arable lands, compare above Assyrian zêru; || כרמים), הָאָרֶץ ז׳ Leviticus 27:30 (|| פְּרִי־עֵץ; otherwise Genesis 47:24, compare above 1a); שִׁחֹר ז׳ Isaiah 23:3 (|| קְצִיר יְאוֺר); בַּמְּגוּרָה הַעוֺד הַזּ׳ Haggai 2:19 (|| גֶּפֶן, תְּאֵנָה, רִמּוֺן, עֵץ הַזַּיִת); יָשִׁו֯ב זַרְעֶ֑ךָ וְגָרְנְךָ יֶאֱסֹף Job 39:12 (of harvest); so perhaps כְּבֵית סָאתַיִם ז׳ 1 Kings 18:32.
e. זֶרַע הַשָּׁלוֺם הַגֶּפֶן Zechariah 8:12, read perhaps שׁלוֺם הַזּ׳ the crop is security (= secure), so Syriac Version Or and others; > Ew Hi and others who translate הַשּׁ׳ ז׳ the growth of peace, making הַגֶּמֶּן appositive — Verbs used with ז׳ in these senses are: — usually זַרַע Genesis 1:11; Leviticus 26:16; Jeremiah 35:7 +; הִפְרִיחַ Isaiah 17:11; נָתַן בְּ = plant, sow Ezekiel 17:5; נָתַן yield Isaiah 55:10; מָשַׁךְ Amos 9:13.
3. seed = semen virile, וְנִזְרְעָה זָ֑רַע Numbers 5:28, and she shall be made pregnant with seed; usually שִׁכְּבַתזֿ׳, flow of semen Leviticus 22:4 (H), Leviticus 15:16, 32 (P; all with תֵּצֵא), Leviticus 15:17 (P; with הָיָה); as accusative modi שׁכב ז׳ אתאִֿשָּׁה שׁ׳ Leviticus 19:20 (H), Leviticus 15:18; Numbers 5:13 (both P); so also נתן שְׁכָבְתּוֺ לְזרע Leviticus 18:20 (לְ genitives); compare בְּהֵמָה אָדָם וז׳ ז׳ Jeremiah 31:27 (as 2nd accusative after זָרַע which see 3b).
4. seedoff spring:
a. rarely of animals, collective Genesis 3:15; Genesis 7:3 (both J). Usually
b. of mankind, coll.=descendants, posterity; seed of the woman Genesis 3:15 (J); seed of the patriarchs (especially Abraham) Genesis 12:17; Genesis 13:15, 16 (twice in verse); Genesis 16:10; Genesis 22:17 (twice in verse); Genesis 22:18; Genesis 24:7; Genesis 26:3, 4 (3 times in verse); Genesis 26:24; Genesis 28:13, 14 (twice in verse); Genesis 32:13 (all J), Genesis 15:13, 18; Exodus 32:13 (twice in verse); Exodus 33:1 (all J E), Genesis 21:12; Joshua 24:3 (both E; in both promised seed of Abraham restricted to line of Isaac), Deuteronomy 11:9; Deuteronomy 34:4; Nehemiah 9:8; = a son as involving posterity Genesis 15:3, 5 (JE) compare below; phrase זַרְעָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם Deuteronomy 1:8, compare Deuteronomy 4:37; Deuteronomy 10:15, so P, Genesis 17:7 (twice in verse); Genesis 17:8, 9, 10, 19; Genesis 35:12; Genesis 48:4; זִרְעֲךָ אִתָּךְ Genesis 28:4 (P; compare Numbers 18:19); see also below c.
c. seed (=posterity) of other individuals Genesis 21:13 (E; of Ishmael) Genesis 24:60; Genesis 48:19 (both J), Numbers 14:24 (JE), Leviticus 21:21; Leviticus 22:3, 4 (all H), Numbers 17:5 (P), 1 Samuel 20:42 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 24:22; 2 Samuel 4:8; 1 Kings 2:33 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 11:39; 2 Kings 5:27; Jeremiah 29:32; Ezekiel 43:19; Job 5:25 (|| צֶאֱצָאֶיךָ), Job 21:8 (|| id.); especially of seed of David as anointed to reign Psalm 18:51 [Psalm 18:50] = 2 Samuel 22:51 (|| לִמְשִׁיחוֺ), as sitting on throne Jeremiah 33:21, compare Jeremiah 33:22; Jeremiah 33:26, Psalm 89:5; Psalm 89:30; Psalm 89:37; of Jehoiachin Jeremiah 22:28, 30, Jehoiakim Jeremiah 36:31 (compare Jeremiah 36:30); of child (son) as involving posterity Genesis 38:8, 9 (twice in verse) (of Er's seed by Onam); Genesis 48:11 (all J), compare Genesis 19:32, 31 (J), 2 Samuel 7:12; Ruth 4:12; Leviticus 21:15 (H); phrase זַרְעָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם of seed of Noah and his sons Genesis 9:9; of Aaron Exodus 28:43; of Phinehas Numbers 25:13 (all P); of David 1 Chronicles 17:11; לְזַרְעוֺ לְדֹרֹתָם Exodus 30:21 (P), compare Leviticus 21:17 (H; both of Aaron), see also b above ז׳, of seed of righteous, especially Psalms: — Psalm 25:13; Psalm 37:25, 26; Psalm 69:37; Psalm 102:29 (|| בָּנִים), Psalm 112:2 (|| דּוֺר ישׁרים), compare Psalm 22:31 (on text see Che); of wicked Psalm 21:11; Psalm 37:28.
d. specifically of a particular child (son) אַחֵר ז׳ Genesis 4:25 (J); אֲנָשִׁים ז׳ 1 Samuel 1:11; of children Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 20:2; Leviticus 20:34; Leviticus 22:13 (all H), 1 Samuel 2:20 (compare בָּנִים, בָּנוֺת 1 Samuel 2:21); children and grandchildren Genesis 46:6, 7 (P). Genesis 17:12 (P; compare Assyrian zêr bit abišu AsrbAnnals iii. 10); note especially of royal family הַמֶּלֶךְ ז׳ 1 Kings 11:14; הַמַּמְלָכָה ז׳ 2 Kings 11:1 2 Chronicles 22:10; הַמְּלוּכָה ז׳ 2 Kings 25:25 = Jeremiah 41:1; Ezekiel 17:13; Daniel 1:3; =pedigree בית אבותם וְזַרְעָם Ezra 2:59 = Nehemiah 7:61; =one's nation, as of same blood Esther 10:3 (|| עַם). — Some verbs used with ז׳ in these senses are: — נָתַן, God subject Genesis 15:3; Ruth 4:12 (followed by מִן of woman); שִׂים 1 Samuel 2:20; with man as subject נתן Genesis 38:9; הֵקִים Genesis 38:8; חִיָּה ז׳, keep alive, or give life to, of animals Genesis 7:3; of woman Genesis 19:32, 34 (followed by מִן of man).
f. especially as name for people of Israel, seed of Abraham Isaiah 41:8; 2 Chronicles 20:7 (|| עַמְּךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל), Jeremiah 33:26; Psalm 105:6 (|| בְּנֵי יעקִב); of Israel or Jacob 2 Kings 17:20; Nehemiah 9:2 (|| בני ישׂראל Nehemiah 9:1), Isaiah 43:5; Isaiah 45:19, 25; Jeremiah 31:36, 37; Jeremiah 33:26; Psalm 22:24 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 16:13 (|| בני יעקב); so בֵּית ישׂראל ז׳ Jeremiah 23:8; Ezekiel 44:22 (Syriac Version Greek Version of the LXX Manuscripts Co strike out בית); בית ז׳ יעקב Ezekiel 20:5; in Esther. הַיְהוּדִים ז׳ Esther 6:13; so of Edom (seed of Esau) Jeremiah 49:10, compare מִוֶּרע מָדַי Daniel 9:1.
g. seed of Israel (or Jacob, or the people), is used also, by (later) prophets, of future generations, in addressing the people: — Deuteronomy 28:46, 59; Deuteronomy 30:6, 19; Deuteronomy 31:21, compare Numbers 18:19 (P; לְזַרְעֲךָ אִתָּ֑ךְ, || וּלְבָנֶיךָ וְלִבְנוֺתֶיךָ), Jeremiah 30:10 = Jeremiah 46:27 (Jacob and Israel here = people), Psalm 106:27; || צֶאֱצָא(יך) Isaiah 44:3 (Jacob and Jeshurun), Isaiah 48:19, compare Isaiah 61:9; also Jeremiah 7:15; Isaiah 54:3; Isaiah 66:22 (|| שִׁמְכֶם); זַרְעֲךָ זֶרַע וּמִפִּי זַרְעֲךָ מִפִּי Isaiah 59:21; of Jews (יהודים) Esther 9:27, 28, 31.
5. seed as marked by moral quality=persons (or community) of such a quality; transition to this through such cases as those of בְּרוּכֵי י׳ ז׳ Isaiah 65:23 (|| צֶאֱצָאִים), compare Isaiah 61:9; Isaiah 65:9; הַקֹּדֶשׁ ז׳ Ezra 9:2 (of Israel), compare Isaiah 53:10; note, in good sense צַדִּיקִים ז׳ Proverbs 11:21 (opposed to רַע); אֱמֶת ז׳ Jeremiah 2:21 (|| שׂוֺרֵק); אלהים ז׳ Malachi 2:15; — קֹדֶשׁ ז׳ Isaiah 6:13 is a gloss; — in bad sense מְרֵעִים ז׳ Isaiah 1:4 community of evil-doers (|| גּוֺיחֹֿטֵא, עַם כֶּבֶד עָוֺן, בָּנִים מַשְׁחִיתִים), Isaiah 14:20; מְנָאֵף ז׳ Isaiah 57:3 (|| בני עֹנֲנָה); שָֿׁ֑קֶר ז׳ Isaiah 57:4 (|| יִלְדֵיפֶֿשַׁע).
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1:11; 1:11; 1:12; 1:29; 1:29; 3:15; 3:15; 4:25; 7:3; 7:3; 8:22; 9:9; 12:17; 13:15; 13:16; 15:3; 15:3; 15:5; 15:13; 15:18; 16:10; 17:7; 17:8; 17:9; 17:10; 17:12; 17:19; 19:31; 19:32; 19:32; 19:34; 21:12; 21:13; 22:17; 22:18; 24:7; 24:60; 26:3; 26:4; 26:24; 28:4; 28:13; 28:14; 32:13; 35:12; 38:8; 38:8; 38:9; 38:9; 46:6; 46:7; 47:14; 47:19; 47:23; 47:23; 47:24; 47:24; 48:4; 48:11; 48:19


16:31; 28:43; 30:21; 32:13; 33:1


11:37; 11:38; 15:16; 15:17; 15:18; 15:32; 18:20; 18:21; 19:20; 20:2; 21:15; 21:17; 21:21; 22:3; 22:4; 22:4; 22:13; 26:5; 26:16; 26:16; 27:16; 27:16; 27:16; 27:30


5:13; 5:28; 11:7; 11:7; 14:24; 17:5; 18:19; 18:19; 20:5; 24:7; 25:13


1:8; 4:37; 10:15; 11:9; 11:10; 11:10; 14:22; 22:9; 28:38; 28:38; 28:46; 28:59; 30:6; 30:19; 31:21; 34:4




4:12; 4:12

1 Samuel

1:11; 2:20; 2:20; 2:21; 8:15; 8:15; 20:42; 20:42; 24:22; 24:22

2 Samuel

4:8; 7:12; 22:51

1 Kings

2:33; 11:14; 11:39; 18:32

2 Kings

5:27; 11:1; 17:20; 25:25

1 Chronicles

16:13; 17:11

2 Chronicles

20:7; 22:10


2:59; 9:2


7:61; 9:1; 9:2; 9:8


6:13; 9:27; 9:28; 9:31; 10:3


5:25; 21:8; 39:12


18:50; 21:11; 22:24; 22:31; 25:13; 37:25; 37:26; 37:28; 89:5; 89:30; 89:37; 105:6; 106:27; 112:2; 126:6




11:6; 11:6


1:4; 5:10; 5:10; 6:13; 14:20; 17:11; 17:11; 23:3; 30:23; 41:8; 43:5; 44:3; 45:19; 45:25; 48:19; 53:10; 54:3; 55:10; 55:10; 57:3; 57:4; 59:21; 61:9; 61:9; 65:9; 65:23; 66:22


2:21; 7:15; 22:28; 22:30; 23:8; 29:32; 30:10; 31:27; 31:36; 31:37; 33:21; 33:22; 33:26; 33:26; 33:26; 35:7; 35:7; 35:9; 36:30; 36:31; 41:1; 46:27; 49:10


17:5; 17:5; 17:5; 17:13; 20:5; 43:19; 44:22


1:3; 9:1


9:13; 9:13; 9:13






2:3; 2:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2233 matches the Hebrew זֶרַע (zeraʿ),
which occurs 229 times in 205 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 1:11–Exo 28:43)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:11 - Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:12 - The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:15 - And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[fn] and hers; he will crush[fn] your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:25 - Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth,[fn] saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:3 - and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:22 - “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:9 - “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:7 - The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[fn] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:15 - All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[fn] forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:16 - I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:3 - And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[fn] be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:13 - Then the LORD said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:18 - On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi[fn] of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:10 - The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:7 - I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:8 - The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:9 - Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:10 - This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner—those who are not your offspring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:19 - Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac.[fn] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:32 - Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[fn] will be reckoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:13 - I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - and through your offspring[fn] all nations on earth will be blessed,[fn] because you have obeyed me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:7 - “The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring[fn] I will give this land’—he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of their enemies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:3 - Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:4 - I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring[fn] all nations on earth will be blessed,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:24 - That night the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:4 - May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:13 - There above it[fn] stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:12 - But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:12 - The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:8 - Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:9 - But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:6 - So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:7 - Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:19 - Why should we perish before your eyes—we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Joseph said to the people, “Now that I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh, here is seed for you so you can plant the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:24 - But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 - and said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers. I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:11 - Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:19 - But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:31 - The people of Israel called the bread manna.[fn] It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die. “This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants.

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