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Chapter 15 8
But he said, “O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” 9
He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10
And he brought him all these, cut them in half, and laid each half over against the other. But he did not cut the birds in half. 11
And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. 12
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13
Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years.