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Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see the time of my coming; he saw it and was glad."
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Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it and was glad.
Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Luke 2:28-30 He also took him into his arms and blessed God and said . . .
Luke 10:24 For I say to you that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear and have not heard them.
Galatians 3:7-9 Know ye, therefore, that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. . . .
Hebrews 11:13,39 All these died according to faith, not having received the promises but beholding them afar off and saluting them and confessing that they are pilgrims and strangers on the earth. . . .
1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and diligently searched, who prophesied of the grace to come in you. . . .
ContextBefore Abraham was Born, I Am
…55And you have not known him: but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him and do keep his word. 56Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it and was glad. 57The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old. And hast thou seen Abraham?…
For, amen, I say to you, many prophets and just men have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them: and to hear the things that you hear and have not heard them.
I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.
Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me.
All these died according to faith, not having received the promises but beholding them afar off and saluting them and confessing that they are pilgrims and strangers on the earth.
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