Thematic Bible

Genesis 15:1 (show verse)

After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying: "Do not be afraid, Abram; I [am] your shield, [and] your reward [shall be] very great."

Genesis 15:2 (show verse)

Then Abram said, "O Yahweh, my Lord, what will you give me? {I continue to be} childless, and {my heir} is Eliezer of Damascus."

Genesis 15:3 (show verse)

And Abram said, "Look, you have not given me a descendant, and here, {a member of my household} [is] {my heir}."

Genesis 15:4 (show verse)

And behold, the word of Yahweh [came] to him saying, "This [person] will not {be your heir}, but {your own son will be your heir}."

Genesis 15:5 (show verse)

And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward the heavens and count the stars if you are able to count them." And he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

Genesis 15:6 (show verse)

And he believed in Yahweh, and he reckoned it to him [as] righteousness.

Genesis 15:7 (show verse)

And he said to him, "I [am] Yahweh, who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give this land to you, to possess it."

Genesis 15:8 (show verse)

And he said, "O Yahweh God, how shall I know [that] I will possess it?"

Genesis 15:9 (show verse)

And he said to him, "Take for me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove and a young pigeon."

Genesis 15:10 (show verse)

And he took for him all these and cut them in pieces down the middle. And he put each piece opposite {the other}, but the birds he did not cut.

Genesis 15:11 (show verse)

And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

Genesis 15:12 (show verse)

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

Genesis 15:13 (show verse)

And he said to Abram, "{You must surely know} that your descendants shall be [as] aliens in a land {not their own}. And they shall serve them and they shall oppress them four hundred years.

Genesis 15:14 (show verse)

And also the nation that they serve I will judge. Then afterward they shall go out with great possessions.

Genesis 15:15 (show verse)

And [as for] you, you shall go to your ancestors in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

Genesis 15:16 (show verse)

And the fourth generation shall return here, for the guilt of the Amorites {is not yet complete}."

Genesis 15:17 (show verse)

And after the sun had gone down and it [was] dusk, behold, a smoking firepot and a flaming torch passed between those half pieces.

Genesis 15:18 (show verse)

On that day Yahweh {made} a covenant with Abram saying, "To your offspring I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates river,

Genesis 15:19 (show verse)

[the land of] the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,

Genesis 15:20 (show verse)

the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,

Genesis 15:21 (show verse)

the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."