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Genesis 15:9-11 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Lord[a] said to him, “Take for me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.” 10 So Abram[b] took all these for him and then cut them in two[c] and placed each half opposite the other,[d] but he did not cut the birds in half. 11 When birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 15:9 tn Heb “He”; the referent (the Lord) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  2. Genesis 15:10 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Abram) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  3. Genesis 15:10 tn Heb “in the middle.”
  4. Genesis 15:10 tn Heb “to meet its neighbor.”sn For discussion of this ritual see G. F. Hasel, “The Meaning of the Animal Rite in Genesis 15, ” JSOT 19 (1981): 61-78.
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