Bereishis 15

From Hareidi English
Jump to: navigation, search

Bereishis (Book of Genesis), Chapter 15

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 After these things the word of HaShem came unto Abram in a vision, saying: 'Fear not, Abram, I am thy shield, thy reward shall be exceeding great.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 And Abram said: 'O L-rd GOD, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go hence childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 And Abram said: 'Behold, to me Thou hast given no seed, and, lo, one born in my house is to be mine heir.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 And, behold, the word of HaShem came unto him, saying: 'This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said: 'Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if thou be able to count them'; and He said unto him: 'So shall thy seed be.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 And he believed in HaShem; and He counted it to him for righteousness.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 And He said unto him: 'I am HaShem that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 And he said: 'O L-rd GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 And He said unto him: 'Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half over against the other; but the birds divided he not.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 And it came to pass, that, when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon him.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 And He said unto Abram: 'Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 And in the fourth generation they shall come back hither; for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and there was thick darkness, behold a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 In that day HaShem 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;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite,

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim,

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.'

See also


Portions © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant. Portions © 1998 by Larry Nelson.