This chapter informs us of a gracious appearance of God to Abram, and
of a kind promise made unto him, \\#Ge 15:1\\; of Abram's request for an
heir, \\#Ge 15:2,3\\; of an answer to it, that he should have one, and
even a numberless seed, \\#Ge 15:4,5\\; which he gave credit to,
\\#Ge 15:6\\; upon which he has a fresh promise of the land of Canaan,
\\#Ge 15:7\\; of his inheriting of which he desires a sign, and this was
given him, \\#Ge 15:8-12\\; and at the same time it was predicted to him
how long his posterity should be afflicted in a land not theirs, and
afterwards come out with great substance, \\#Ge 15:13-16\\; and the
grant of the land of Canaan to his seed is renewed, \\#Ge 15:17-21\\.