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, [a]a very fearful darkness fell upon him.

13 Then he said to Abram, (A)Know for a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, (B)[b]four hundred years, and shall serve them: and they entreat them evil.

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  1. Genesis 15:12 Hebrew, a fear of great darkness.
  2. Genesis 15:13 Counting from the birth of Isaac to their departure out of Egypt: Which declareth that God will suffer his to be afflicted in this world.