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Genesis 15:1-15 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

15 Now when these things were done, the word of the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great.

And Abram said: Lord God, what wilt thou give me? I shall go without children: and the son of the steward of my house is this Damascus Eliezer.

And Abram added: But to me thou hast not given seed: and lo my servant, born in my house, shall be my heir.

And immediately the word of the Lord came to him, saying: He shall not be thy heir: but he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy heir.

And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars, if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.

Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

And he said to him: I am the Lord who brought thee out from Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land, and that thou mightest possess it.

But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?

And the Lord answered, and said: Take me a cow of three years old, and a she goat of three years, and a ram of three years, a turtle also, and a pigeon.

10 And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the two pieces of each one against the other; but the birds he divided not.

11 And the fowls came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome horror seized upon him.

13 And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.

14 But I will judge the nation which they shall serve, and after this they shall come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace, and be buried in a good old age.

Proverbs 15:7-19 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.

The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: he that followeth justice is beloved by him.

10 Instruction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way of life: he that hateth reproof shall die.

11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

14 The heart of the wise seeketh instruction: and the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15 All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast.

16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content,

17 It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred.

18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

19 The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns; the way of the just is without offence.


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