So He said to him, “[a]Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 Then he [b]brought all these to Him and (A)cut them [c]in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he (B)did not cut the birds. 11 And birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

12 Now when the sun was going down, (C)a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, [d]terror and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then God said to Abram, “Know for certain that (D)your [e]descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, [f]where (E)they will be enslaved and oppressed for (F)four hundred years. 14 But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out (G)with [g]many possessions. 15 As for you, (H)you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age. 16 Then in (I)the fourth generation they will return here, for (J)the wrongdoing of the Amorite is not yet complete.”

17 Now it came about, when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, a smoking oven and a flaming torch appeared which (K)passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying,

(L)To your [h]descendants I have given this land,
From (M)the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

19 (N)the land of the Kenite, the Kenizzite, the Kadmonite, 20 the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.”

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  1. Genesis 15:9 Lit Take
  2. Genesis 15:10 Lit took
  3. Genesis 15:10 Lit in the midst
  4. Genesis 15:12 Or a terror of great darkness
  5. Genesis 15:13 Lit seed
  6. Genesis 15:13 Lit and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them
  7. Genesis 15:14 Lit great
  8. Genesis 15:18 Lit seed