1 After these words, the word of Jehovah was to Abram in a vision, saying, Thou shalt not fear, Abram: I a shield to thee, thy reward great exceedingly.
2 And Abram will say, My Lord Jehovah, what wilt thou give to me, and I going childless, and the son of Masek in my house, he Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram will say, Behold, to me thou gavest no seed, and behold the son of my house shall inherit me.
4 And behold, the word of Jehovah was to him, saying, This shall not inherit thee, for truly he who shall come forth from thy bowels shall inherit thee. 5 And he will bring him forth without, and will say, Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if thou shalt be able to count them: and he will say to him, So shall be thy seed.
6 And he believed in Jehovah; and it shall be reckoned to him justice.
7 And he will say to him, I am Jehovah who brought thee from Ur of the Chaldees to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And he will say, My Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 And he will say to him, Take to me a heifer of three, and a goat of three, and a ram of three, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.
10 And he will take to him all these, and he will divide them, asunder in the midst, and will put each of its parts divided, opposite its companion: and the birds he divided not 11 And the birds will come down upon the dead carcases, and Abram will drive them together. 12 And the sun shall be going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and behold terror and great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he will say to Abram, Knowing thou shalt know that thy seed shall be a sojourner in the land not to them; and they shall serve them and they shall humble them four hundred years. 14 And also the nation whom they shall serve, I will judge, and after this they shall come forth with great substance. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in tranquillity; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16 And the fourth generation they shall turn back hither: for the crime of the Amorite has not been completed till now.
17 And the sun shall be going down, and it was thick darkness, and behold a furnace of smoke and a lamp of fire that passed over between these pieces. 18 In that day Jehovah cut out a covenant with Abram, saying, To thy seed gave I this land from the river of Egypt, to the great river, the river Euphrates: 19 The Kenites and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites; 20 The Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims; 21 And the Amorites and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.