Genesis 15:1-10 CSB

The Abrahamic Covenant

1 After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great.

References for Genesis 15:1

      2 But Abram said, "Lord God , what can You give me, since I am childless and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"a

      References for Genesis 15:2

        • a 15:2 - Hb obscure
          3 Abram continued, "Look, You have given me no offspring, so a slave born inb my house will be my heir."

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            • b 15:3 - Lit a son of
              4 Now the word of the Lord came to him: "This one will not be your heir; instead, one who comes from your own bodyc will be your heir."

              References for Genesis 15:4

                • c 15:4 - Lit loins
                  5 He took him outside and said, "Look at the sky and count the stars, if you are able to count them." Then He said to him, "Your offspring will be that [numerous]."
                  6 Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.d

                  References for Genesis 15:6

                    • d 15:6 - Rm 4:3; Gl 3:6; Jms 2:23
                      7 He also said to him, "I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess."e

                      References for Genesis 15:7

                          8 But he said, "Lord God , how can I know that I will possess it?"
                          9 He said to him, "Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
                          10 So he brought all these to Him, split them down the middle, and laid the pieces opposite each other, but he did not cut up the birds.