1: After these things hath the word of Jehovah been unto Abram in a vision, saying, 'Fear not, Abram, I [am] a shield to thee, thy reward [is] exceeding great.' 2: And Abram saith, 'Lord Jehovah, what dost Thou give to me, and I am going childless? and an acquired son in my house is Demmesek Eliezer.' 3: And Abram saith, 'Lo, to me Thou hast not given seed, and lo, a domestic doth heir me.' 4: And lo, the word of Jehovah [is] unto him, saying, 'This [one] doth not heir thee; but he who cometh out from thy bowels, he doth heir thee;' 5: and He bringeth him out without, and saith, 'Look attentively, I pray thee, towards the heavens, and count the stars, if thou art able to count them;' and He saith to him, 'Thus is thy seed.' 6: And he hath believed in Jehovah, and He reckoneth it to him -- righteousness. 7: And He saith unto him, 'I [am] Jehovah who brought thee out from Ur of the Chaldees, to give to thee this land to possess it;' 8: and he saith, 'Lord Jehovah, whereby do I know that I possess it?' 9: And He saith unto him, 'Take for Me a heifer of three years, and a she-goat of three years, and a ram of three years, and a turtle-dove, and a young bird;' 10: and he taketh to him all these, and separateth them in the midst, and putteth each piece over against its fellow, but the bird he hath not divided; 11: and the ravenous birds come down upon the carcases, and Abram causeth them to turn back. 12: And the sun is about to go in, and deep sleep hath fallen upon Abram, and lo, a terror of great darkness is falling upon him; 13: and He saith to Abram, 'knowing -- know that thy seed is a sojourner in a land not theirs, and they have served them, and they have afflicted them four hundred years, 14: and the nation also whom they serve I judge, and after this they go out with great substance; 15: and thou -- thou comest in unto thy fathers in peace; thou art buried in a good old age; 16: and the fourth generation doth turn back hither, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.' 17: And it cometh to pass -- the sun hath gone in, and thick darkness hath been -- and lo, a furnace of smoke, and a lamp of fire, which hath passed over between those pieces. 18: In that day hath Jehovah made with Abram a covenant, saying, 'To thy seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Phrat, 19: with the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, 20: and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, 21: and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.'