THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 15 ©
Abram, growing faint-hearted, is comforted of God in a vision by very glorious, spiritual and temporal promises, and justified through faith, vs. 1. God establishes His covenant with Abram in a peculiar manner, foretelling and typifying what would befall his seed after him, 9.
AFTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram 1in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: 2Iaam thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
And Abram said, Lord GOD, 3what wilt thou give me, 4seeing I go childless, and the 5steward of my house is this 6Eliezer of 7Damascus?
And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no 8seed: and, lo, 9one born in my house 10is mine heir.
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 11This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth 12out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
And 13he brought 14him forth 15abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tellb the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, 16Soc shall thy seed be.
Andd17he believed in the LORD; and 18he counted it to him 19for righteousness.
And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee 20out of Ur of the Chaldees, toe give thee this land to inherit it.
And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know 21that I shall inherit it?
And he said unto him, 22Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
And he took unto 23him all these, and 24divided them in the midst, and laid 25each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram 26drove them away.
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great 27darkness fell upon him.
And he said unto Abram, 28Know of a surety thatf thy seed shall be a stranger in a land 29that is not theirs, and shall serve 30them; and they shall afflict them 31four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I 32judge: and afterward shall they come out withg great substance.
Andh33thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a 34good old age.
Buti in 35the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity 36of the Amorites 37is not yet full.
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a 38smoking furnace, and a 39burning lamp that 40passed between those pieces.
In the same day the LORD 41made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thyj seed have I 42given this land, 43from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river 44Euphrates:
45The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the 46Rephaims,
And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.