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Genesis 15 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Yahweh Cuts a Covenant with Abram

(Heb 11:8–10 )
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After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying,

“Do not fear, Abram,

I am a shield to you;

[fn]Your reward shall be very great.”

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And Abram said, “O Lord Yahweh, what will You give me, as I go on being childless, and the [fn]heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:3 - And Abram said, “[fn]Since You have given no seed to me, behold, [fn]one born in my house is my heir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:4 - Then behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, “This one will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own [fn]body, he shall be your heir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - And He brought him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your seed be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:6 - Then he believed in Yahweh; and He counted it to him as righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:7 - And He said to him, “I am Yahweh who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to [fn]possess it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:8 - And he said, “O Lord Yahweh, how may I know that I will [fn]possess it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:9 - So He said to him, “[fn]Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:10 - Then he [fn]brought all these to Him and split them into parts [fn]down the middle and laid each part opposite the other; but he did not split apart the birds.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:11 - Then the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
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Now it happened that when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, [fn]terror and great darkness fell upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:13 - Then God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your seed will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, [fn]and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - “But I will also judge the nation to whom they are enslaved, and afterward they will come out with [fn]many possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:15 - “As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:16 - “Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.”
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Now it happened that the sun had set, and it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:18 - On that day Yahweh cut a covenant with Abram, saying,

“To your seed I have given this land,

From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:19 -

the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:20 - and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:21 - and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”
LSB Footnotes
Or Your very great reward
Lit son of acquisition
Lit Behold
Lit a son of
Lit inward parts
Or inherit
Or inherit
Lit Take
Lit took
Lit in the midst
Or a terror of great darkness
Lit and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them
Lit great

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