Then the LORD said to him, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved1 and mistreated four hundred years.214
But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out3 with great possessions.415
You, however, will go to your fathers5 in peace and be buried at a good old age.616
In the fourth generation7 your descendants will come back here,8 for the sin of the Amorites9 has not yet reached its full measure."
When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch10 appeared and passed between the pieces.1118
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram12 and said, "To your descendants I give this land,13 from the rivera of Egypt14 to the great river, the Euphrates15--