10 So he took all these unto him, and [a]divided them in the midst, and laid every piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

11 Then fowls fell on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun went down, there fell an heavy sleep unto Abram: and lo, [b]a very fearful darkness fell upon him.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:10 This was the old custom in making covenants, Jer. 34:18, to the which God added these conditions, that Abram’s posterity should be as torn in pieces, but after they should be coupled together: also that it should be assaulted, but yet delivered.
  2. Genesis 15:12 Hebrew, a fear of great darkness.

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