The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 44:22–23

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22  Therefore, by an oath, he gave glory to him among his people, so as to increase him like the dust of the earth,

Sir44:21  Therefore he assured him by an oath, that he would bless the nations in his seed, and that he would multiply him as the dust of the earth, and exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea, and from the river unto the utmost part of the land.

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23  and to exalt his offspring like the stars, and to give an inheritance to them from sea to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.