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{Genesis 24:60} And they blessed 1288 z8762 x853 Rebekah, 7259 and said 559 z8799 unto her, Thou 859 [art] our sister, 269 be x1961 thou y1961 z8798 [the mother] of thousands 505 of millions, 7233 and let thy seed 2233 possess 3423 z8799 x853 the gate 8179 of those which hate 8130 z8802 them.
they:
"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." {Gen 1:28} + "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." {Gen 9:1} + "And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:" {Gen 14:19} + "And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother] of nations; kings of people shall be of her." {Gen 17:16} + "And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;" {Gen 28:3} + "And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, ... The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth." {Gen 48:15-16} + "And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh." {Gen 48:20} + "And all the people that [were] in the gate, and the elders, said, [We are] witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem: ... And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman." {Rth 4:11-12}
be thou the mother:
Or, "be thou for thousands of myriads;" a large family being always considered, in ancient times, as a proof of the peculiar blessing and favour of God.
thousands:
"A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." {Dan 7:10}
thy seed:
"That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;" {Gen 22:17} + "And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit [them for] a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour." {Lev 25:46} + "Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;" {Deu 21:19}

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