Genesis 12:2

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:
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Didymus the Blind

AD 398
As for the promise to make of him “a great nation,” is it necessary to give a meaning other than the literal one? Because it is clear that it was realized in its historical sense. But, having become a people, it is truly great when it is adorned with virtues. And it is manifest that when the progress becomes more important in the soul, there is established in it a grandeur which is no longer earthly but heavenly. And this soul is a blessing that is not simply offered but realized, because the name is made great and becomes celebrated because it is accompanied by virtue and by that beauty which confers a spiritual blessing. It is worth more to have a good name than to have riches.
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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