Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

King James Version

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Holman Bible

As the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell on Abram, and suddenly a terror and great darkness descended on him.

International Standard Version

As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him.

A Conservative Version

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram. And, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

American Standard Version

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Amplified

When the sun was setting, a deep sleep overcame Abram, and a horror (a terror, a shuddering fear) of great darkness assailed and oppressed him.

Bible in Basic English

Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep came on Abram, and a dark cloud of fear.

Darby Translation

And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Julia Smith Translation

And the sun shall be going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and behold terror and great darkness fell upon him.

King James 2000

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And it happened, as the sun {went down}, then a deep sleep fell upon Abram and, behold, a great terrifying darkness fell upon him.

Modern King James verseion

And it happened as the sun was setting, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram. And, behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when the sun was down, there fell a slumber upon Abram. And lo, fear and great darkness came upon him.

NET Bible

When the sun went down, Abram fell sound asleep, and great terror overwhelmed him.

New Heart English Bible

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass when, the sun, was shout to go in. and a deep sleep, had fallen upon Abram, lo! a terror a great darkness, was falling upon him.

Webster

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

World English Bible

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the sun is about to go in, and deep sleep hath fallen upon Abram, and lo, a terror of great darkness is falling upon him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And when the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

תּרדּמה 
Tardemah 
Usage: 7

H87
אברם 
'Abram 
Usage: 61

and, lo, an horror
אמה אימה 
'eymah 
Usage: 17

of great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

חשׁיכה חשׁכה 
Chashekah 
Usage: 5

References

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Context Readings

Yahweh's Covenant With Abram

11 The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. 12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him. 13 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.


Cross References

Genesis 2:21

So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.

Job 33:15

"In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,

1 Samuel 26:12

So David took the spear and the jug of water from beside Saul's head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because a sound sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.

Job 4:13-14

"Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,

Psalm 4:3-5

But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

Daniel 10:8-9

So I was left alone and saw this great vision; yet no strength was left in me, for my natural color turned to a deathly pallor, and I retained no strength.

Acts 9:8-9

Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.

Acts 20:9

And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.

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