13 Then the Lord said to Abram,(A) “Know this for certain: Your offspring will be foreigners(B) in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed[a] 400 years.(C) 14 However, I will judge the nation they serve,(D) and afterward they will go out with many possessions.(E) 15 But you will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a ripe old age.(F) 16 In the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”[b](G)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:13 Lit will serve them and they will oppress them
  2. Genesis 15:16 Lit Amorites is not yet complete

God spoke in this way:

His descendants would be strangers
in a foreign country,
and they would enslave
and oppress them 400 years.

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17 And I say this: The law, which came 430 years later,(A) does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God[a] and cancel the promise.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:17 Other mss add in Christ

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