New Living Translation
But Abram replied, "O Sovereign LORD, how can I be sure that I will actually possess it?"
King James Bible
And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall possess it?
World English Bible
He said, "Lord Yahweh, how will I know that I will inherit it?"
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Lord Jehovah, whereby do I know that I possess it?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:8 Whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? - This did not proceed from distrust of God's power or promise, but he desired this, For the strengthening of his own faith. He believed, Ge 15:6, but here he prays, Lord help me against my unbelief, Now, he believed, but he desired a sign, to be treasured up against an hour of temptation. For the ratifying of the promise to his posterity, that they also might believe it.
19th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. ix. 4. "Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?" INTRODUCTION.--Thoughts are only thoughts! who is to beheld accountable for them? They are clouds blown about by fancy, taking various shapes. God is not so hard as to judge us for our thoughts; He will try us by what we have done, not by what we have dreamed. No garden is without weeds; there are tares in every cornfield. Who speak thus? Is it those who are conscientious and scrupulous to drive away evil thoughts? …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
The Purification of the virgin and the Presentation in the Temple
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
Zechariah said to the angel, "How can I be sure this will happen? I'm an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years."
The LORD told him, "Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
May God pass on to you and your descendants the blessings he promised to Abraham. May you own this land where you are now living as a foreigner, for God gave this land to Abraham."
"Soon I will die," Joseph told his brothers, "but God will surely come to help you and lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he solemnly promised to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."
Then Gideon said to God, "If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised,
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