Genesis 15
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God’s Covenant with Abram
(Romans 4:1–12; Hebrews 11:8–19)

1After these words, the word of Jehovah was to Abram in a vision, saying, Thou shalt not fear, Abram: I a shield to thee, thy reward great exceedingly.

2And Abram will say, My Lord Jehovah, what wilt thou give to me, and I going childless, and the son of Masek in my house, he Eliezer of Damascus? 3And Abram will say, Behold, to me thou gavest no seed, and behold the son of my house shall inherit me. 4And behold, the word of Jehovah was to him, saying, This shall not inherit thee, for truly he who shall come forth from thy bowels shall inherit thee. 5And he will bring him forth without, and will say, Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if thou shalt be able to count them: and he will say to him, So shall be thy seed. 6And he believed in Jehovah; and it shall be reckoned to him justice. 7And he will say to him, I am Jehovah who brought thee from Ur of the Chaldees to give thee this land to inherit it.

God Confirms His Promise
(Numbers 34:1–15; Romans 4:13–25)

8And he will say, My Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And he will say to him, Take to me a heifer of three, and a goat of three, and a ram of three, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon. 10And he will take to him all these, and he will divide them, asunder in the midst, and will put each of its parts divided, opposite its companion: and the birds he divided not. 11And the birds will come down upon the dead carcases, and Abram will drive them together.

12And the sun shall be going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and behold terror and great darkness fell upon him. 13And he will say to Abram, Knowing thou shalt know that thy seed shall be a sojourner in the land not to them; and they shall serve them and they shall humble them four hundred years. 14And also the nation whom they shall serve, I will judge, and after this they shall come forth with great substance. 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in tranquillity; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16And the fourth generation they shall turn back hither: for the crime of the Amorite has not been completed till now.

17And the sun shall be going down, and it was thick darkness, and behold a furnace of smoke and a lamp of fire that passed over between these pieces.

18In that day Jehovah cut out a covenant with Abram, saying, To thy seed gave I this land from the river of Egypt, to the great river, the river Euphrates:

19The Kenites and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites; 20The Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims; 21And the Amorites and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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