Genesis 15:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.

New Living Translation
As the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a terrifying darkness came down over him.

English Standard Version
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.

Berean Study Bible
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and suddenly great terror and darkness overwhelmed him.

New American Standard Bible
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

NASB 1995
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

NASB 1977
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

Amplified Bible
When the sun was setting, a deep sleep overcame Abram; and a horror (terror, shuddering fear, nightmare) of great darkness overcame him.

Christian Standard Bible
As the sun was setting, a deep sleep came over Abram, and suddenly great terror and darkness descended on him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell on Abram, and suddenly great terror and darkness descended on him.

Contemporary English Version
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and everything became dark and frightening.

Good News Translation
When the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and fear and terror came over him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the sun was just about to set, a deep sleep-a dreadful, deep darkness-came over Abram.

International Standard Version
As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him.

NET Bible
When the sun went down, Abram fell sound asleep, and great terror overwhelmed him.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

New King James Version
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

New Heart English Bible
When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And look, a terror of great darkness fell on him.

World English Bible
When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

American King James Version
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and, see, an horror of great darkness fell on him.

American Standard Version
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

A Faithful Version
And it came to pass, as the sun was going down, that a deep sleep fell upon Abram. And, behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him!

Darby Bible Translation
And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

English Revised Version
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And when the sunne went downe, there fell an heauie sleepe vpon Abram: and loe, a very fearefull darkenes fell vpon him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And whe the sunne was downe, there fell a deepe sleepe vpon Abram: and lo, an horrour of great darknesse fell vpon hym.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Now whan the Sonne beganne to go downe, there fell an heuy slepe vpo Abram. And lo, feare and greate darcknes fell vpon him.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And when the sonne was doune there fell a slomber apon Abram. And loo feare and greate darknesse came apon hym.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And 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;

Young's Literal Translation
And the sun is about to go in, and deep sleep hath fallen upon Abram, and lo, a terror of great darkness is falling upon him;

Smith's Literal Translation
And the sun shall be going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and behold terror and great darkness fell upon him.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome horror seized upon him.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a dread, great and dark, invaded him.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And it happened that the sun was setting, and silence fell on Abram, and behold, fear and great darkness fell upon him.

Lamsa Bible
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and, lo, fear and a great darkness fell upon him.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, that, when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And about sunset a trance fell upon Abram, and lo! a great gloomy terror falls upon him.








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