Genesis 15:8-18 GNT

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. 1

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. 2

      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. 3

          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, 4

              References for Genesis 15:18

                • 43 15:18 - 15.18 Ac 7.5.