The Douay-Rheims Bible Genesis 15

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GEN 15:1  Now when these things were done, the word of the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great.

GEN 15:2  And Abram said: Lord God, what wilt thou give me? I shall go without children: and the son of the steward of my house is this Damascus Eliezer.

GEN 15:3  And Abram added: But to me thou hast not given seed: and lo my servant, born in my house, shall be my heir.

GEN 15:4  And immediately the word of the Lord came to him, saying: He shall not be thy heir: but he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy heir.

GEN 15:5  And he thought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars, if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.

GEN 15:6  Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

GEN 15:7  And he said to him: I am the Lord who brought thee out from Ur of the Chaldees, to gibe thee this land, and that thou mightest possess it.

GEN 15:8  But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?

GEN 15:9  And the Lord answered, and said: Take me a cow of three years old, and a she goat of three years, and a ram of three years, a turtle also, and a pigeon.

GEN 15:10  And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the two pieces of each one against the other; but the birds he divided not.

GEN 15:11  And the fowls came down upon carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

GEN 15:12  And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome horror seized upon him.

GEN 15:13  And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.

GEN 15:14  But I will judge the nation which they shall serve, and after this they shall come out with great substance.

GEN 15:15  And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace, and be buried in a good old age.

GEN 15:16  But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.

GEN 15:17  And when the sun was set, there arose a dark mist, and there appeared a smoking furnace and a lamp of fire passing between those divisions.

GEN 15:18  That day God made a covenant with Abram, saying: To thy seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt even to the great river Euphrates.

GEN 15:19  The Cineans and Cenezites, the Cedmonites,

GEN 15:20  And the Hethites, and the Pherezites, the Raphaim also,

GEN 15:21  And the Amorrhites, and the Chanaanits, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites.