Genesis 15:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 15:7, NIV: "He also said to him, 'I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.'"

Genesis 15:7, ESV: "And he said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.”"

Genesis 15:7, KJV: "And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it."

Genesis 15:7, NASB: "And He said to him, 'I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it.'"

Genesis 15:7, NLT: "Then the LORD told him, 'I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.'"

Genesis 15:7, CSB: "He also said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.""

What does Genesis 15:7 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse continues the coming of the word of the Lord to Abram in a vision. Previously, Abram has questioned God about not yet having a son, yet continued to believe God's renewed promise to give him an uncountable number of descendants. Prior verses have shown that God's promise is that of a literal, natural, biological son (Genesis 15:4). The Hebrew terms used also make it clear that the faith expressed in this encounter is not new—this is a continuation of the faith Abram has already placed in God (Genesis 15:6).

Now the Lord returns to His other great promise to Abram, to give Abram—and his descendants—the land of Canaan as their own possession. As the Lord puts it, He brought Abram out of his old life, his former home, for this very purpose (Genesis 12:1–3). As we'll see in the next verse, Abram would like reassurance about this seemingly impossible promise, as well.