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Genesis 24:60 New English Translation (NET Bible)

60 They blessed Rebekah with these words:[a]

“Our sister, may you become the mother[b] of thousands of ten thousands!
May your descendants possess the strongholds[c] of their enemies.”

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 24:60 tn Heb “and said to her.”
  2. Genesis 24:60 tn Heb “become thousands of ten thousands.”sn May you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands. The blessing expresses their prayer that she produce children and start a family line that will greatly increase (cf. Gen 17:16).
  3. Genesis 24:60 tn Heb “gate,” which here stands for a walled city. In an ancient Near Eastern city the gate complex was the main area of defense (hence the translation “stronghold”). A similar phrase occurs in Gen 22:17.
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