1 His itaque transactis, factus est sermo Domini ad Abram per visionem dicens: "Noli timere, Abram! Ego protector tuus sum, et merces tua magna erit nimis"
2 Dixitque Abram: "Domine Deus, quid dabis mihi? Ego vadam absque liberis, et heres domus meae erit Damascenus Eliezer"
3 Addiditque Abram: "En mihi non dedisti semen, et ecce vernaculus meus heres meus erit"
4 Sed ecce sermo Domini factus est ad eum: "Non erit hic heres tuus, sed qui egredietur de visceribus tuis, ipsum habebis heredem"
5 Eduxitque eum foras et ait illi: "Suspice caelum et numera stellas, si potes" Et dixit ei: "Sic erit semen tuum"
6 Credidit Domino, et reputatum est ei ad iustitiam.
7 Dixitque ad eum: "Ego Dominus, qui eduxi te de Ur Chaldaeorum, ut darem tibi terram istam, et possideres eam"
8 Et ille ait: "Domine Deus, unde scire possum quod possessurus sim eam?"
9 Respondens Dominus: "Sume, inquit, mihi vitulam triennem et capram trimam et arietem annorum trium, turturem quoque et columbam"
10 Qui tollens universa haec divisit ea per medium et utrasque partes contra se altrinsecus posuit; aves autem non divisit.
11 Descenderuntque volucres super cadavera, et abigebat eas Abram.
12 Cumque sol occumberet, sopor irruit super Abram, et ecce horror magnus et tenebrosus invasit eum.
13 Dictumque est ad eum: "Scito praenoscens quod peregrinum futurum sit semen tuum in terra non sua, et subicient eos servituti et affligent quadringentis annis.
14 Verumtamen et gentem, cui servituri sunt, ego iudicabo, et post haec egredientur cum magna substantia.
15 Tu autem ibis ad patres tuos in pace, sepultus in senectute bona.
16 Generatione autem quarta revertentur huc; necdum enim completae sunt iniquitates Amorraeorum usque ad praesens tempus"
17 Cum ergo occubuisset sol, facta est caligo tenebrosa, et apparuit clibanus fumans et lampas ignis transiens inter divisiones illas.
18 In illo die pepigit Dominus cum Abram foedus dicens: "Semini tuo dabo terram hanc a fluvio Aegypti usque ad magnum fluvium Euphraten,
19 Cinaeos et Cenezaeos, Cedmonaeos
20 et Hetthaeos et Pherezaeos, Raphaim quoque
21 et Amorraeos et Chananaeos et Gergesaeos et Iebusaeos"
King James Version
1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 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.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 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.
10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.