* All scripture is copied from the New King James Version.
Genesis 12:7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "TO YOUR DESCENDANTS I WILL GIVE THIS LAND." And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
Genesis 13:14 And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: "Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are - northward, southward, eastward, and westward;
Genesis 13:15 FOR ALL THE LAND WHICH YOU SEE I GIVE TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS FOREVER.
Genesis 13:16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.
Genesis 13:17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I GIVE IT TO YOU."
Genesis 15:18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: "TO YOUR DESCENDANTS I HAVE GIVEN THIS LAND, FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES -
Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
Genesis 17:2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
Genesis 17:3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:
Genesis 17:4 "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
Genesis 17:7 And I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU IN THEIR GENERATIONS, FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, TO BE GOD TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU.
Genesis 17:8 Also I GIVE TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU THE LAND IN WHICH YOU ARE A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, AS AN EVERLASTING (OWLAM) POSSESSION; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD."
Genesis 17:9 And GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM: "AS FOR YOU, YOU SHALL KEEP MY COVENANT, YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU THROUGHOUT THEIR GENERATIONS.
Genesis 28:13 And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: "I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; THE LAND ON WHICH YOU LIE I WILL GIVE TO YOU (JACOB) AND YOUR DESCENDANTS.
Genesis 28:14 Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; AND IN YOU AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.
Genesis 28:15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you."
Exodus 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; AND ALL THIS LAND THAT I HAVE SPOKEN OF I GIVE TO YOUR DESCENDANTS, AND THEY SHALL INHERIT IT FOREVER (OWLAM).' "
THE LAND IS GOD'S
Leviticus 25:23 'The land shall not be sold permanently, FOR THE LAND IS MINE; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.
DIVIDING THE LAND WITH STRANGERS
Ezekiel 47:13 Thus says the Lord GOD: "These are the borders by which you shall divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions.
Ezekiel 47:14 You shall inherit it equally with one another; FOR I RAISED MY HAND IN AN OATH TO GIVE IT TO YOUR FATHERS, AND THIS LAND SHALL FALL TO YOU AS YOUR INHERITANCE.
Ezekiel 47:21 "Thus you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.
Ezekiel 47:22 It shall be that you will divide it by lot as an inheritance for yourselves, and FOR THE STRANGERS WHO DWELL AMONG YOU AND WHO BEAR CHILDREN AMONG YOU. They shall be to you as native-born among the children of Israel; they shall have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
Ezekiel 47:23 And it shall be that in whatever tribe the stranger dwells, there YOU SHALL GIVE HIM HIS INHERITANCE," SAYS THE LORD GOD.
THE COVENANT REGARDING THE LAND WAS CONDITIONAL!
Leviticus 18:24 'Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I AM CASTING OUT BEFORE YOU.
Leviticus 18:25 FOR THE LAND IS DEFILED; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and THE LAND VOMITS OUT ITS INHABITANTS.
Leviticus 18:26 YOU SHALL THEREFORE KEEP MY STATUTES AND MY JUDGMENTS, AND SHALL NOT COMMIT ANY OF THESE ABOMINATIONS, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you
Leviticus 18:27 (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled),
Leviticus 18:28 LEST THE LAND VOMIT YOU OUT ALSO WHEN YOU DEFILE IT, AS IT VOMITED OUT THE NATIONS THAT WERE BEFORE YOU.
Leviticus 20:22 'YOU SHALL THEREFORE KEEP ALL MY STATUTES AND ALL MY JUDGMENTS, AND PERFORM THEM, THAT THE LAND WHERE I AM BRINGING YOU TO DWELL MAY NOT VOMIT YOU OUT.
Leviticus 20:23 And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them.
Leviticus 20:24 But I have said to you, "YOU SHALL INHERIT THEIR LAND, AND I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU TO POSSESS, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
Leviticus 26:27 'And after all this, IF YOU DO NOT OBEY ME, BUT WALK CONTRARY TO ME,
Leviticus 26:28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Leviticus 26:29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.
Leviticus 26:30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.
Leviticus 26:31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas.
Leviticus 26:32 I WILL BRING THE LAND TO DESOLATION, AND YOUR ENEMIES WHO DWELL IN IT SHALL BE ASTONISHED AT IT.
Leviticus 26:33 I WILL SCATTER YOU AMONG THE NATIONS AND DRAW OUT A SWORD AFTER YOU; YOUR LAND SHALL BE DESOLATE AND YOUR CITIES WASTE.
Deuteronomy 4:24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Deuteronomy 4:25 "When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger,
Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that YOU WILL SOON UTTERLY PERISH FROM THE LAND WHICH YOU CROSS OVER THE JORDAN TO POSSESS; YOU WILL NOT PROLONG YOUR DAYS IN IT, BUT WILL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED.
Deuteronomy 4:27 And the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD will drive you.
Deuteronomy 11:18 "Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
Deuteronomy 11:19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Deuteronomy 11:20 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
Deuteronomy 11:21 THAT YOUR DAYS AND THE DAYS OF YOUR CHILDREN MAY BE MULTIPLIED IN THE LAND OF WHICH THE LORD SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS TO GIVE THEM, like the days of the heavens above the earth.
Deuteronomy 11:22 "For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do - to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him -
Deuteronomy 11:23 then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves.
Deuteronomy 11:24 EVERY PLACE ON WHICH THE SOLE OF YOUR FOOT TREADS SHALL BE YOURS: FROM THE WILDERNESS AND LEBANON, FROM THE RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES, EVEN TO THE WESTERN SEA, SHALL BE YOUR TERRITORY.
Deuteronomy 11:25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the LORD your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
Deuteronomy 11:26 "BEHOLD, I SET BEFORE YOU TODAY A BLESSING AND A CURSE:
Deuteronomy 11:27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today;
Deuteronomy 11:28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
Deuteronomy 11:31 FOR YOU WILL CROSS OVER THE JORDAN AND GO IN TO POSSESS THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU, AND YOU WILL POSSESS IT AND DWELL IN IT.
Deuteronomy 11:32 And you shall be careful to observe all the statutes and judgments which I set before you today.
Deuteronomy 28:62 You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 28:63 And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and YOU SHALL BE PLUCKED FROM OFF THE LAND WHICH YOU GO TO POSSESS.
Deuteronomy 28:64 "THEN THE LORD WILL SCATTER YOU AMONG ALL PEOPLES, FROM ONE END OF THE EARTH TO THE OTHER, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known - wood and stone.
Deuteronomy 28:65 And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul.
Deuteronomy 29:23 'The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and His wrath.'
Deuteronomy 29:24 All nations would say, 'WHY HAS THE LORD DONE SO TO THIS LAND? What does the heat of this great anger mean?'
Deuteronomy 29:25 Then people would say: 'BECAUSE THEY HAVE FORSAKEN THE COVENANT OF THE LORD GOD OF THEIR FATHERS, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt;
Deuteronomy 29:26 FOR THEY WENT AND SERVED OTHER GODS AND WORSHIPED THEM, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them.
Deuteronomy 29:27 Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book.
Deuteronomy 29:28 AND THE LORD UPROOTED THEM FROM THEIR LAND IN ANGER, IN WRATH, AND IN GREAT INDIGNATION, AND CAST THEM INTO ANOTHER LAND, AS IT IS THIS DAY.'
Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 30:1 "Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you,
Deuteronomy 30:2 AND YOU RETURN TO THE LORD YOUR GOD AND OBEY HIS VOICE, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deuteronomy 30:3 that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Deuteronomy 30:15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil,
Deuteronomy 30:16 in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BLESS YOU IN THE LAND WHICH YOU GO TO POSSESS.
Deuteronomy 30:17 But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them,
Deuteronomy 30:18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; YOU SHALL NOT PROLONG YOUR DAYS IN THE LAND which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
Deuteronomy 30:20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and THAT YOU MAY DWELL IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS, TO ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, TO GIVE THEM."
1 Kings 9:6 But if you or your sons at all turn from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them,
1 Kings 9:7 THEN I WILL CUT OFF ISRAEL FROM THE LAND WHICH I HAVE GIVEN THEM; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight. Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
1 Kings 9:8 And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'
1 Kings 9:9 Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the LORD has brought all this calamity on them.' "
2 Kings 21:8 and I will not make the feet of Israel wander anymore from the land which I gave their fathers - ONLY IF THEY ARE CAREFUL TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT I HAVE COMMANDED THEM, and according to all the law that My servant Moses commanded them."
2 Kings 21:9 BUT THEY PAID NO ATTENTION, and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
2 Chronicles 7:19 "But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them,
2 Chronicles 7:20 THEN I WILL UPROOT THEM FROM MY LAND WHICH I HAVE GIVEN THEM; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
Jeremiah 7:5 "For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor,
Jeremiah 7:6 if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt,
Jeremiah 7:7 THEN I WILL CAUSE YOU TO DWELL IN THIS PLACE, IN THE LAND THAT I GAVE TO YOUR FATHERS FOREVER AND EVER.
Jeremiah 16:10 "And it shall be, when you show this people all these words, and they say to you, 'Why has the LORD pronounced all this great disaster against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?'
Jeremiah 16:11 then you shall say to them, 'Because your fathers have forsaken Me,' says the LORD; 'they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law.
Jeremiah 16:12 And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me.
Jeremiah 16:13 THEREFORE I WILL CAST YOU OUT OF THIS LAND INTO A LAND THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor.'
Ezekiel 33:23 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Ezekiel 33:24 "Son of man, they who inhabit those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one, and he inherited the land. But we are many; THE LAND HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US AS A POSSESSION.'
Ezekiel 33:25 "Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "You eat meat with blood, you lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood. SHOULD YOU THEN POSSESS THE LAND?
Ezekiel 33:26 You rely on your sword, you commit abominations, and you defile one another's wives. SHOULD YOU THEN POSSESS THE LAND?" '
Ezekiel 33:27 "Say thus to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "As I live, surely those who are in the ruins shall fall by the sword, and the one who is in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and caves shall die of the pestilence.
Ezekiel 33:28 FOR I WILL MAKE THE LAND MOST DESOLATE, her arrogant strength shall cease, and the mountains of Israel shall be so desolate that no one will pass through.
Ezekiel 33:29 Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have made the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed." '
GOD'S PROMISE REGARDING THE LAND HAS BEEN FULFILLED!
Joshua 21:43 SO THE LORD GAVE TO ISRAEL ALL THE LAND OF WHICH HE HAD SWORN TO GIVE TO THEIR FATHERS, AND THEY TOOK POSSESSION OF IT AND DWELT IN IT.
Joshua 21:44 The LORD gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.
Joshua 21:45 NOT A WORD FAILED OF ANY GOOD THING WHICH THE LORD HAD SPOKEN TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. ALL CAME TO PASS.
LET THE WORD OF GOD BE TRUE AND EVERY MAN (OR WOMAN) A LIAR!
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