Genesis 15 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying: "Do not be afraid, Abram; I [am] your shield, [and] your reward [shall be] very great." 1 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."
2 Then Abram said, "O Yahweh, my Lord, what will you give me? {I continue to be} childless, and {my heir} is Eliezer of Damascus." 2 But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"
3 And Abram said, "Look, you have not given me a descendant, and here, {a member of my household} [is] {my heir}." 3 And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir."
4 And behold, the word of Yahweh [came] to him saying, "This [person] will not {be your heir}, but {your own son will be your heir}." 4 Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir."
5 And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward the heavens and count the stars if you are able to count them." And he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." 5 He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
6 And he believed in Yahweh, and he reckoned it to him [as] righteousness. 6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
7 And he said to him, "I [am] Yahweh, who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give this land to you, to possess it." 7 He also said to him, "I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it."
8 And he said, "O Yahweh God, how shall I know [that] I will possess it?" 8 But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?"
9 And he said to him, "Take for me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove and a young pigeon." 9 So the LORD said to him, "Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon."
10 And he took for him all these and cut them in pieces down the middle. And he put each piece opposite {the other}, but the birds he did not cut. 10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half.
11 And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away. 11 Then birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
12 And it happened, as the sun {went down}, then a deep sleep fell upon Abram and, behold, a great terrifying darkness fell upon him. 12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.
13 And he said to Abram, "{You must surely know} that your descendants shall be [as] aliens in a land {not their own}. And they shall serve them and they shall oppress them four hundred years. 13 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 enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.
14 And also the nation that they serve I will judge. Then afterward they shall go out with great possessions. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.
15 And [as for] you, you shall go to your ancestors in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. 15 You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a good old age.
16 And the fourth generation shall return here, for the guilt of the Amorites {is not yet complete}." 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure."
17 And after the sun had gone down and it [was] dusk, behold, a smoking firepot and a flaming torch passed between those half pieces. 17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces.
18 On that day Yahweh {made} a covenant with Abram saying, "To your offspring I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates river, 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates--
19 [the land of] the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites,
20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,
21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites." 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites."