THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Abram desires offspring—The Lord promises him seed in number as the stars—He believes the promise—His seed shall be strangers in Egypt—Then, after four generations, they shall inherit Canaan.
these things the word of the Lord
came unto Abram in a avision
, saying, bFear
not, Abram: I am
thy exceeding great reward.
And Abram said, Lord God,
what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the asteward
of my house is
this Eliezer of Damascus?
And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, aone
born in my house is mine heir.
And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and atell
, if thou be able to cnumber
them: and he said unto him, So shall thy dseed
And he said unto him, I am
that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to ainherit
And he said, Lord God,
whereby shall I aknow
that I shall inherit it?
And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
And he took unto him all these, and adivided
them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great adarkness
fell upon him.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a astranger
in a land that is
not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall bafflict
them four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they acome
out with great bsubstance
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good aold
But in the afourth
generation they shall come bhither
again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is
not yet cfull
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that apassed
between those pieces.
In the same day the Lord
made a acovenant
with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this bland
, from cthe
river of Egypt unto the great river, the river dEuphrates
The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.