word of the LORD

Genesis 15:1

15:1 word of the LORD. This is the first use of “word” in Scripture and, significantly, personifies the “word of the LORD.” This verse also contains the first mentions of “vision,” “fear not,” “shield,” “reward,” and “I am.” In effect, God comforts Abram after a most traumatic experience, urging him not to fear the words of men, since the word of the Lord assured him both full protection and abundant provision.

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