15:1 After these things the word of Jehovah came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram. I am thy shield, (and) thy exceeding great reward.
15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great."

15:2 And Abram said, O Lord Jehovah, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?
15:2 And Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what wilt Thou give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"

15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed. And, lo, one born in my house in mine heir.
15:3 And Abram said, "Since Thou hast given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir."

15:4 And, behold, the word of Jehovah came unto him, saying, This man shall not be thine heir. But he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
15:4 Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; but one who shall come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir."

15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and number the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
15:5 And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

15:6 And he believed in Jehovah. And he reckoned it to him for righteousness.
15:6 Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

15:7 And he said unto him, I am Jehovah that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
15:7 And He said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it."

15:8 And he said, O Lord Jehovah, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
15:8 And he said, "O Lord GOD, how may I know that I shall possess it?"

15:9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.
15:9 So He said to him, "Bring 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."

15:10 And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half over against the other. But the birds divided he not.
15:10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.

15:11 And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
15:11 And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram. And, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
15:12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror [and] great darkness fell upon him.

15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them. And they shall afflict them four hundred years.
15:13 And [God] said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.

15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge. And afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15:14 "But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve; and afterward they will come out with many possessions.

15:15 But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace. Thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
15:15 "And as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.

15:16 And in the fourth generation they shall come hither again. For the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.
15:16 "Then in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."

15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces.
15:17 And it came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, [there appeared] a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.

15:18 In that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
15:18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

15:19 The Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite,
15:19 the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite

15:20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim,
15:20 and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim

15:21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.
15:21 and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite. "