After these words*, the word of Jehovah was to▵ Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I▵ am a shield for thee, thy reward is multiplied exceedingly.
And Abram said, Lord Jehovih*, what wilt Thou give to me, and I▵ am walking childless, and the son, the steward of my house, he◦ is Eliezer the Damascene?
And Abram said, Lo, to me Thou hast not given seed, and behold a son of my house is the heir◦ with◦ me.
And behold the word of Jehovah was to▵ him, saying, This one shall not be thine heir◦; for he◦ that shall go··out from thy bowels shall be thine heir◦.
And He brought· him ·forth outside, and said, Look now◦ toward the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be··able to number them; and He said to him, Thus shall thy seed be.
And he believed in Jehovah, and He reckoned* it to him for justice.
And He said to▵ him, I◦ am Jehovah who brought· thee ·out from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give to thee this land, to possess her.
And he said, Lord Jehovih, By what shall I know that I shall possess her?
And He said to▵ him, Take for me a heifer of··three years, and a she-goat of··three years, and a ram of··three years, and a turtledove, and a young▵ pigeon.
And he took to him all these and parted◦ them in the midst, and put◦ each◦ part◦ to meet its companion; and the birds he did not part◦.
And the swooping fowls came··down upon the corpses, and Abram caused them to fly* away.
And it was that the sun set▵* and a deep··sleep fell on Abram; and behold a terror of great darkness falling on him.
And He said to Abram, Knowing thou shalt know that thy seed shall be a sojourner in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.
And also upon the nation whom they shall serve will I▵ make··judgment◦; and after thus◦ shall they go··out with great acquisition.
And thou◦ shalt come to▵ thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age*.
And in the fourth generation they shall return hither, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not consummated* even··until now◦.
And it was that the sun set▵*, and there was deep··darkness; and behold, a smoking oven, and a torch of fire that passed between those pieces that··were··severed.
In that◦ day Jehovah cut a covenant with◦ Abram, saying, To thy seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt to◦ the great river, the river Euphrates;
the Kenite, and the Kenezzite, and the Kadmonite;
and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim;
and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.