Gen. 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield,
and thy exceeding great reward.
Gen. 15:2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this
Eliezer of Damascus?
Gen. 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
Gen. 15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come
forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
Gen. 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to
number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Gen. 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Gen. 15:7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to
Gen. 15:8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
Gen. 15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three
years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
Gen. 15:10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but
the birds divided he not.
Gen. 15:11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
Gen. 15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell
Gen. 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs,
and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
Gen. 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Gen. 15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
Gen. 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
Gen. 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning
lamp that passed between those pieces.