Bible: Gen 15:9-15

15:9 The Lord 1  said to him, “Take for me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.” 15:10 So Abram 2  took all these for him and then cut them in two 3  and placed each half opposite the other, 4  but he did not cut the birds in half. 15:11 When birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

15:12 When the sun went down, Abram fell sound asleep, 5  and great terror overwhelmed him. 6  15:13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain 7  that your descendants will be strangers 8  in a foreign country. 9  They will be enslaved and oppressed 10  for four hundred years. 15:14 But I will execute judgment on the nation that they will serve. 11  Afterward they will come out with many possessions. 15:15 But as for you, 12  you will go to your ancestors 13  in peace and be buried at a good old age. 14 

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