Genesis 15 GNT

1 After this, Abram had a vision and heard the Lord say to him, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward."
2 But Abram answered, "Sovereign Lord, what good will your reward do me, since I have no children? My only heir is Eliezer of Damascus. a

References for Genesis 15:2

    • ƒ 15:2 - My . . . Damascus; [Hebrew unclear.]
      3 You have given me no children, and one of my slaves will inherit my property."
      4 Then he heard the Lord speaking to him again: "This slave Eliezer will not inherit your property; your own son will be your heir."
      5 The Lord took him outside and said, "Look at the sky and try to count the stars; you will have as many descendants as that." 1

      References for Genesis 15:5

        • 38 15:5 - 15.5 Ro 4.18; He 11.12.
          6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him. 2

          References for Genesis 15:6

            • 39 15:6 - 15.6 +21 Macc 2.52; +1Ro 4.3; Ga 3.6; Jas 2.23.
              7 Then the Lord said to him, "I am the Lord, who led you out of Ur in Babylonia, to give you this land as your own."
              8 But Abram asked, "Sovereign Lord, how can I know that it will be mine?"
              9 He answered, "Bring me a cow, a goat, and a ram, each of them three years old, and a dove and a pigeon."
              10 Abram brought the animals to God, cut them in half, and placed the halves opposite each other in two rows; but he did not cut up the birds.
              11 Vultures came down on the bodies, but Abram drove them off.
              12 When the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and fear and terror came over him. 3

              References for Genesis 15:12

                • 40 15:12 - 15.12 Job 4.13, 14.
                  13 The Lord said to him, "Your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land; they will be slaves there and will be treated cruelly for four hundred years. 4

                  References for Genesis 15:13

                    • 41 15:13 - 15.13 Ex 1.1-14; Ac 7.6.
                      14 But I will punish the nation that enslaves them, and when they leave that foreign land, they will take great wealth with them. 5

                      References for Genesis 15:14

                        • 42 15:14 - 15.14 Ex 12.40, 41; Ac 7.7.
                          15 You yourself will live to a ripe old age, die in peace, and be buried.
                          16 It will be four generations before your descendants come back here, because I will not drive out the Amorites until they become so wicked that they must be punished."
                          17 When the sun had set and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch suddenly appeared and passed between the pieces of the animals.
                          18 Then and there the Lord made a covenant with Abram. He said, "I promise to give your descendants all this land from the border of Egypt to the Euphrates River, 6

                          References for Genesis 15:18

                            • 43 15:18 - 15.18 Ac 7.5.
                              19 including the lands of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,
                              20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
                              21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."