Genesis 15
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1After these things the word of YHWH has been to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I [am] a shield to you, your reward [is] exceedingly great.”

2And Abram says, “Lord YHWH, what do You give to me, and I am going childless? And an acquired son in my house is Demmesek Eliezer.” 3And Abram says, “Behold, to me You have not given seed, and behold, a servant will be my heir.” 4And behold, the word of YHWH [is] to him, saying, “This [one] will not be your heir; but he who comes out from your bowels, he will be your heir”; 5and He brings him out outside and says, “Now look attentively toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them”; and He says to him, “Thus is your seed.” 6And he has believed in YHWH, and He reckons it to him—righteousness. 7And He says to him, “I [am] YHWH who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldees, to give to you this land to possess it”;

8and he says, “Lord YHWH, whereby do I know that I possess it?” 9And He says to him, “Take for Me a heifer of three years, and a female goat of three years, and a ram of three years, and a turtle-dove, and a young bird”; 10and he takes all these to Him, and separates them in the midst, and puts each piece opposite its fellow, but the bird he has not divided; 11and the ravenous birds come down on the carcasses, and Abram causes them to turn back.

12And the sun is about to go in, and deep sleep has fallen on Abram, and behold, a terror of great darkness is falling on him; 13and He says to Abram, “knowing—know that your seed is a sojourner in a land not theirs, and they have served them, and they have afflicted them four hundred years, 14and the nation also whom they serve I judge, and after this they go out with great substance; 15and you come to your fathers in peace; you are buried in a good old age; 16and the fourth generation turns back here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.”

17And it comes to pass—the sun has gone in, and thick darkness has been and behold, a furnace of smoke, and a lamp of fire, which has passed over between those pieces.

18In that day has YHWH made with Abram a covenant, saying, “To your seed I have given this land, from the River of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River,

19with the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, 20and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, 21and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.”


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