Isaac, and Jacob. But he was not found steadfast like the
three Fathers, and he forfeited the honor God had intended
for him.

The Lord remonstrated with him for his lack of patience,
saying: "Why didst thou murmur when suffering came
upon thee? Dost thou think thyself of greater worth than
Adam, the creation of Mine own hands, upon whom together
with his descendants I decreed death on account of a single
transgression? And yet Adam murmured not. Thou art
surely not more worthy than Abraham, whom I tempted
with many trials, and when he asked, 'Whereby shall I know
that I shall inherit the land?' and I replied, 'Know of a
surety that thy seed will be a stranger in a land that is not
theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four

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