17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that (A)passed between those pieces. 18 On the same day the Lord (B)made a covenant with Abram, saying:

(C)“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—

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17 After the sun went down and darkness fell, Abram saw a smoking firepot and a flaming torch pass between the halves of the carcasses. 18 So the Lord made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt[a] to the great Euphrates River—

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Footnotes

  1. 15:18 Hebrew the river of Egypt, referring either to an eastern branch of the Nile River or to the Brook of Egypt in the Sinai (see Num 34:5).

17 When the sun had gone down and a [deep] darkness had come, there appeared a smoking [a]brazier and a flaming torch which passed between the [divided] pieces [of the animals].(A) 18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant (promise, pledge) with Abram, saying,

“To your descendants I have given this land,
From the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates—

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:17 I.e. a large bowl or pan holding burning coals.

17 When the sun had set and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch appeared and passed between the divided animals. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “I give this land to your offspring,(A) from the brook of Egypt(B) to the Euphrates River:[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:18 Lit the great river, the river Euphrates

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

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