Parallel Verses

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.

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 great terror and 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.

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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Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Yahweh's Covenant With Abram

11 When birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. 12 As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him. 13 Then the LORD told Abram, "You can be certain about this: Your descendants will be foreigners in a land that isn't theirs. They will be slaves there and will be oppressed for 400 years.


Cross References

Genesis 2:21

so the LORD God caused a deep sleep to overshadow the man.

Job 33:15

in a dream or night vision, when a deep sleep falls on mankind while they sleep on their beds.

1 Samuel 26:12

So David took the spear and the jug of water at Saul's head, and they left. No one saw, and no one knew, because no one was awake. They were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen over them.

Job 4:13-14

Disquieting thoughts from dreams at night; when deep sleep falls on everyone.

Psalm 4:3-5

But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him!

Daniel 10:8-9

and I was left alone to observe this magnificent vision. Nevertheless, no strength remained in me my face lost its color, and I became weak.

Acts 9:8-9

When Saul got up off the ground, he couldn't see anything, even though his eyes were open. So his companions took him by the hand and led him into Damascus.

Acts 20:9

A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in a window, began to sink off into a deep sleep as Paul kept speaking longer and longer. Overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.

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