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Does obeying the Torah lift God's imprecation against the ground?

According to the LES, the first part of Deuteronomy 28:12 says, "May the Lord open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give rain for your land in season, to bless all the work of your hands....
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“Most blessed are you among women" Luke 1:42 Judges 5:24

Most readers are familiar with Elizabeth's prophecy over Mary in Luke 1: 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, 42 cried ...
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Why does Isa 32:19 seem to take a turn of doom & gloom by stating "it will hail when the forest comes down, And the city will be utterly laid low"

Isaiah 32:15-20 New American Standard Bible 1995 15 Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fertile field, And the fertile field is considered as a forest. 16 ...
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What did it mean to "bless" a physical object?

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. — Exodus 23:25 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with ...
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Does Deuteronomy 33:19 show that sacrifices were allowed outside of the place of the Tabernacle?

18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents. 19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for ...
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Was there something significant about choosing the tribes in Deuteronomy 27:12-13?

Deuteronomy 27:12-13 KJV 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: 13 And these ...
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Exodus 23:25, one subject or multiple subjects?

I am confused as to the meaning of Exodus 23:25. The background is the following: Exodus 21:1 Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them. [God speaking] Then in Exodus 23, God ...
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How and why does Jacob describe God as he does in Genesis 48:15-16?

In Genesis 48:15-16, when Jacob prepares to bless Joseph (by blessing Joseph's sons, even as his hands are on their heads), the dying patriarch begins by describing God in a fascinating and edifying ...
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Is God's "Be fruitful and multiply" at Genesis 1:28 a blessing or commandment?

Genesis 1:28 is God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls ...
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Why did Abraham ask for confirmation of God's covenant? Gen 15.8-21, Rom 4.21, Heb 6.13-16)

Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Gen 15:6 and The LORD also told him, “I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess....
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What did Jesus mean by "pure in heart" in Matthew 5:8?

Matthew 5:8 (KJV): 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God What did Jesus have in mind when he said "pure in heart"? What qualifies as being "pure in heart"?
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What is meant by “His Law” in Psalm 1:2?

What precisely is His Law in Psalms 1:2? 1 Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight ...
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About "spiritual blessing in the heavenly places" in Eph 1:3, what is this blessing? Why is 'places' plural?

Eph 1:3 (ESV) says: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, Eph 1:3 (NLT): All praise to God, the ...
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Hebrews 12:16,17 seems to incorrectly reference events in Genesis 25:29-34 & 27:35-38

Allow me to be much more succinct, per feedback received. It seems to me that Esau clearly states, at least in his belief, that the birthright and the blessing are two separate and distinct things ...
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What is a blessing?

In Genesis 47 (KJV) we read 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And a while after 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before ...
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Based Ps 84:11 Ps 34:10 Matt 7:11 Lk 11:8 does God give what is needed within good/healthy boundaries? (as opposed to fleshly wants/desires) [closed]

Based on the following bible verses from both the Old and New Testament, I was trying to get a better understanding of God's characteristic when it comes to responding to human supplications. Let's ...
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Do blessings and curses transcend the covenants?

It is clear that blessings and curses were part of the Old Covenant Deu30:19. But do blessings and curses transcend covenants? Are they universal regardless of the covenant, new or old? “Bless those ...
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