Chapter 10

(10.1) Abraham, called the Friend, was found faithful, in his being obedient to the utterances of God.

(10.2) Through obedience, he went away from his land, and from his kindred, and from the house of his father, so that in leaving a little land, a weak family, and a small house, he might inherit the promises of God. For He said to him:

(10.3) "Go out from your land, and from your kindred, and from the house of your father, to the land I will show to you, and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great and you will be blessed. And I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you. And in you will be blessed all the tribes of the earth."

(10.4) And again, in his separating from Lot, God said to him, "Lift up your eyes. Look from the place where you are now to north, and south, and east, and west, because I will give it, all the land which you see, to you and to your seed forever.

(10.5) "And I will make your seed like the sand of the earth, so that if one may count the sand of the earth, your seed may be counted."

(10.6) And again (He) says, "God led out Abraham and said to him, 'Look up to heaven and count the starts, if you can count them. So shall your seed be.' Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.

(10.7) Because of faith and hospitality, he was given a son in old age, and by obedience brought him as a sacrifice to God on the mountain which He showed him.