God Promises Offspring1 And after these words came the word of the lord to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not fear Abram, I will shield you. Your wage [3much 1will be 2exceedingly]. 2 [3says 1And 2Abram], Master, O lord, what will you give to me, for I am wasting away childless, but the son of Masek of my native-born maid servant, this Damascus Eliezer is heir? 3 And Abram said, Since to me you gave not a seed, then my native-born servant will be heir to me. 4 And straightly the voice of the lord came to him, saying, [2will not 3be heir 4to you 1This one], another will come forth from you, this one will be heir to you. 5 And he led him outside, and said to him, Look up indeed into the heaven, and count out the stars, if you are able to count them! And he said, Thus will be your seed. 6 And Abram trusted in God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness. 7 And he said to him, I am the God leading you from out of the place of the Chaldeans, so as to give to you this land to inherit. 8 And he said, Master, O lord, how will I know that I will inherit it? 9 And he said to him, Take for me a heifer being three years old, and a goat being three years old, and a ram being three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a pigeon! 10 And he took to himself all these, and he divided them in the middle, and put them facing one another; but the birds he did not divide. 11 [3came down 1And 2birds] upon the [3bodies 1pieces 2of their], and [2sat down 3with them 1Abram]. 12 And about [2of the sun 1the descent] a change of state fell upon Abram. And behold, [3fear 2dark 1a great] fell upon him. 13 And it was said to Abram, In knowing you will know that [3a sojourner 2will be 1your seed] in a land not their own, and they will enslave them, and will afflict them, and humble them four hundred years. 14 But the nation which ever they may be slave to, I will judge. And after these things they shall come forth here with [2belongings 1much]. 15 But you shall go forth to your fathers with peace, being entombed in [2old age 1a good]. 16 And the fourth generation shall return here, for not yet have [5been filled up 1the 2sins 3of the 4Amorites] unto the present. 17 And when the sun was in descent, a flame came, and behold, there was an oven smoking; and there were lamps of fire which went through in the midst of these pieces. 18 In that day the lord ordained a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed I will give this land, from the river of Egypt unto the river of the great Euphrates, 19 the Kenites, and the Kenizites, and the Kadmonites, 20 and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Raphaim, 21 and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
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