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Genesis 15 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:1 - After these things hath the word of Jehovah been unto Abram in a vision, saying, 'Fear not, Abram, I am a shield to thee, thy reward is exceeding great.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:2 - And Abram saith, 'Lord Jehovah, what dost Thou give to me, and I am going childless? and an acquired son in my house is Demmesek Eliezer.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:3 - And Abram saith, 'Lo, to me Thou hast not given seed, and lo, a domestic doth heir me.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:4 - And lo, the word of Jehovah is unto him, saying, 'This one doth not heir thee; but he who cometh out from thy bowels, he doth heir thee;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - and He bringeth him out without, and saith, 'Look attentively, I pray thee, towards the heavens, and count the stars, if thou art able to count them;' and He saith to him, 'Thus is thy seed.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:6 - And he hath believed in Jehovah, and He reckoneth it to him -- righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:7 - And He saith unto him, 'I am Jehovah who brought thee out from Ur of the Chaldees, to give to thee this land to possess it;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:8 - and he saith, 'Lord Jehovah, whereby do I know that I possess it?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:9 - And He saith unto him, 'Take for Me a heifer of three years, and a she-goat of three years, and a ram of three years, and a turtle-dove, and a young bird;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:10 - and he taketh to him all these, and separateth them in the midst, and putteth each piece over against its fellow, but the bird he hath not divided;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:11 - and the ravenous birds come down upon the carcases, and Abram causeth them to turn back.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:12 - And the sun is about to go in, and deep sleep hath fallen upon Abram, and lo, a terror of great darkness is falling upon him;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:13 - and He saith to Abram, 'knowing -- know that thy seed is a sojourner in a land not theirs, and they have served them, and they have afflicted them four hundred years,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - and the nation also whom they serve I judge, and after this they go out with great substance;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:15 - and thou -- thou comest in unto thy fathers in peace; thou art buried in a good old age;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:16 - and the fourth generation doth turn back hither, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:17 - And it cometh to pass -- the sun hath gone in, and thick darkness hath been -- and lo, a furnace of smoke, and a lamp of fire, which hath passed over between those pieces.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:18 - In that day hath Jehovah made with Abram a covenant, saying, 'To thy seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Phrat,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:19 - with 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.'
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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