Gen 15:1

15:1 word of the Lord came. This phrase typically introduces a revelation to a prophet (12:7 note; 20:7; Jer. 18:1; Ezek. 6:1; Hos. 1:1).

vision. Visions were an ancient mode of revelation (Num. 12:6), and often occurred at night (v. 5; 1 Sam. 3:1–3; Job 33:14–16).

reward. See note 14:23.