As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep,1 and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.
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 enslaved2 and mistreated four hundred years.314
But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out4 with great possessions.515
You, however, will go to your fathers6 in peace and be buried at a good old age.716
In the fourth generation8 your descendants will come back here,9 for the sin of the Amorites10 has not yet reached its full measure."