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Genesis 15

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The Abrahamic Covenant
1After this the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,
“Do not fear, # Ge 26:24 Abram.
I am your shield, # Ps 3:3
your exceedingly great reward. # 15:1 Or your reward will be great.
2But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I am childless # Ac 7:5 and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3And Abram said, “Behold, You have not given me any children, my heir is a servant born in my house.”
4And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir, but a son that is from your own body will be your heir.” # Ge 17:16 5He brought him outside and said, “Look up toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So will your descendants be.” # Ge 22:17; Ex 32:13; Dt 1:10
6Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness. # Ps 106:31; Ro 4:3; Jas 2:23
7He also said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess # 15:7 Or inherit. it.” # Ge 12:1; Ne 9:7–8
8But Abram said, “Lord God, how may I know # Lk 1:18 that I will possess it?”
9So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
10Then Abram brought all of these to Him and cut them in two and laid each piece opposite the other, # Jer 34:18–19 but he did not cut the birds in half. # Lev 1:17 11When the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. # Ge 2:21; Job 33:15 And behold, horror and great darkness fell on him. 13Then He said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will live as strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they will be enslaved and mistreated # Ex 1:11 for four hundred years. # Ac 7:6; Gal 3:17 14But I will judge the nation that they serve, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15As for you, you will go to your fathers in peace and you will be buried at a good old age. # Job 5:26 16In the fourth generation, your descendants will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites # 1Ki 21:26 is not yet complete.”
17When the sun went down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot with a flaming torch passed between these pieces. # Ex 13:22 18On that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, # Ge 12:7 from the river of Egypt to the great Euphrates River # Nu 34:5 19the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaites, 21the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

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