Genesis 15 ©

1 God encourageth Abram, who complaineth for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a son, and a numerous seed. 6 He is justified by his faith. 7 The promise of Canaan is renewed, and confirmed to him by a sign and a vision.


AFTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a avision, saying, Fear not, bAbram: I am thy cshield, and thy exceeding dgreat reward.


And Abram said, Lord GOD, ewhat wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?


And Abram said, fBehold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, gone born in my house is mine heir.


And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but hhe that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.


And he brought him forth *abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, iand *tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, jSo shall thy seed be.


And khe believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.


And he said unto him, I am the LORD lthat brought thee out of Ur of the mChaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.


And he said, Lord GOD, nwhereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?


And he said unto him, Take 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 him all these, and odivided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but pthe birds divided he not.


And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.


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


And he said unto Abram, rKnow of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;


And salso that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.


And thou tshalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.


But in the ufourth generation they shall come *hither again: for the iniquity vof the Amorites is wnot yet full.

u ch. 46.

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and 1a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.


In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, xUnto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:


The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,


And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,


And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.