He was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household. … He and his whole household believed. … His entire household believed in the Lord; and many … believed and were baptized. … He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. … Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?
For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. … Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?
I will be careful to lead a blameless life—I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. … For me and my household, we will serve the Lord. … For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. … You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. … May you live to see your children’s children—peace be on Israel.
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