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How do you view HaShem’s promise to Abraham in Genesis?

Genesis 12: “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Genesis 17: 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”

9 Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come

So HaShem makes a promise to Abraham and his descendants. Does this only apply to Jacob’s line, or all of Abraham’s children?

Genesis 12 seems to say G-d will punish anyone who harms Abraham’s descendants whom he has a covenant with.

And then Genesis 17 instructs Abraham to follow his covenant.

So how does the covenant work if Jews screw up and stop following the Torah? Does that merely cause problems for Jews, or does it break the Covenant?

Can the Covenant ever be broken since G-d says it’s eternal?

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