Chapter 15
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After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abra in a vision, saying, "Don't be afraid, Abra. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward."
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Abra said, "Domina Yahweh, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and she who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"
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Abra said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."
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Behold, the word of Yahweh came to her, saying, "This woman will not be your heir, but she who will come forth out of your own body will be your heir."
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Yahweh brought her outside, and said, "Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." She said to Abra, "So shall your seed be."
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She believed in Yahweh; and she reckoned it to her for righteousness.
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She said to her, "I am Yahweh who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it."
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She said, "Domina Yahweh, how will I know that I will inherit it?"
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She said to her, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a male goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
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She brought her all of these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but she didn't divide the birds.
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The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abra drove them away.
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When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abra. Now terror and great darkness fell on her.
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She said to Abra, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.
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I will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth,
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but you will go to your mothers in peace. You will be buried in a good old age.
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In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full."
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It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
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In that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abra, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:
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the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,
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the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
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the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."