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3. Knowing grace for the fulfillment of God's purpose 15:1—17:27
a. God's covenant with Abraham 15:1-21
1) Concerning the seed vv. 1-6
Gen. 15 :1 15:1 1After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not be afraid, Abram; I am your 2ashield and your exceedingly great reward.
Gen. 15 :2 15:2 And Abram said, O Lord Jehovah, what will You give me, for I go achildless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?
Gen. 15 :3 15:3 And Abram said, Since You have given me no 1aseed, therefore, a 2servant in my house is my heir.
Gen. 15 :4 15:4 But then the word of Jehovah came to him, saying, This man shall not be your heir, but he who will come out from your own 1body shall be your heir.
Gen. 15 :5 15:5 And He brought him outside and said, Look now toward the heavens, and count the 1astars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, bSo shall your seed be.
Gen. 15 :6 15:6 And he 1abelieved Jehovah, and He accounted it to him as righteousness.
2) Concerning the land vv. 7-21
Gen. 15 :7 15:7 Then He said to him, I am Jehovah who brought you out of aUr of the Chaldeans to give you this land to inherit it.
Gen. 15 :8 15:8 And he said, O Lord Jehovah, 1how will I know that I will inherit it?
Gen. 15 :9 15:9 And He said to him, Bring Me a three-year-old 1heifer and a three-year-old female goat and a three-year-old ram and a turtledove and a young pigeon.
Gen. 15 :10 15:10 And he 1brought Him all these and acut them in two in the middle and laid the half of each opposite the other, but the bbirds he did not cut in two.
Gen. 15 :11 15:11 And the 1abirds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
Gen. 15 :12 15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, behold, a terror and great darkness fell upon him.
Gen. 15 :13 15:13 And He said to Abram, Know assuredly that your seed will be asojourners in a land that is not theirs, and they will serve them; and they will 1bafflict them 2cfour hundred years.
Gen. 15 :14 15:14 But I will also ajudge that nation, whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with great bpossessions.
Gen. 15 :15 15:15 But as for you, you will go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried in a good aold age.
Gen. 15 :16 15:16 And in the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the aAmorites is not yet complete.
Gen. 15 :17 15:17 And when the sun went down and it was dark, there came a smoking 1furnace and a 1torch of fire which passed between these pieces.
Gen. 15 :18 15:18 On that day Jehovah made a acovenant with Abram, saying,
To your bseed do I give this land,
From the 1river of Egypt to the great criver, the river Euphrates;
Gen. 15 :19 15:19 The land of the Kenites and the Kenizzites and the Kadmonites
Gen. 15 :20 15:20 And the Hittites and the Perizzites and the 1Rephaim
Gen. 15 :21 15:21 And the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites and the Jebusites.
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