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1 4 : G O D ’ S
C O V E N A N T
Yahuah’s Covenant with
Abram (14:1-20; cf. Gen. 15)
1 After these things, in the
fourth year of this week, on the
For 1-6 cf. new moon of the third month,
the word of Yahuah came to
Abram in a dream, saying:
“Fear not, Abram; I am thy
defender, and thy reward will
be exceeding great.” 2 And
he said: “Yahuah, Yahuah,
what wilt thou give me, seeing
I go hence childless, and the
taken as a son of Mâsêq, the son of my
proper name handmaid, is the Dammasek
(cf. RX.). So
LXX. Eliezer: he will be my heir,
and to me thou hast given no
seed.” 3 And He said unto
him: “This (man) will not be
thy heir, but one that will come
out of thine own bowels; he
will be thine heir.” 4 And He
brought him forth abroad, and
said unto him: “Look toward
heaven and number the stars,
if thou art able to number
them.” 5 And he looked
toward heaven, and beheld
the stars. And He said unto
him: “So shall thy seed be.”
6 And he believed in Yahuah,
and it was counted to him for
righteousness. 7 And He said
unto him: “I am Yahuah that
brought thee out of Ur of the
Chaldees, to give thee the land
W I T H
A B R A H A M
of the Canaanites to possess it
Cf. Gn. 15:7
for ever; and I shall be Elohim
unto thee and to thy seed after
thee.” 8 And he said: “Yahuah,
Yahuah, whereby shall I know For 8-9 cf.
that I shall inherit (it)?” 9 And Gn. 15:8-9
he said unto him: “Take Me
an heifer of three years, and
a goat of three years, and a
sheep of three years, and a Sivan
turtle-dove, and a pigeon.”
10 And he took all these in the Renewal.
middle of the month; and he
Cf. Gn. 14:13
dwelt at the oak of Mamre,
which is near Hebron.
11 And he built there an altar,
and sacrificed all these; and
he poured their blood upon
the altar, and divided them in For 11-12 cf.
the midst, and laid them over Gn.15:10-11
Cf. Gn. xv.
against each other; but the 13, but Exod.
xii. 40 gives
birds divided he not.
12 And birds came down 430.
upon the pieces, and Abram the
drove them away, and did sojourn
not suffer the birds to touch inOurCanaan.
them. 13 And it came to pass, reckons the
when the sun had set, that an the birth of
ecstasy fell upon Abram, and Abraham was
lo! an horror of great darkness old). St. Paul
iii. 16fell upon him, and it was said (Gal.
unto Abram: “Know of a 430
surety that thy seed shall be announcement.
a stranger in a land (that is) According
not theirs, and they will bring Ps.-Jon. on
Exod. xii. 40
them into bondage, and afflict f., the odd 30
them four hundred years.
14 And the nation also to announceand
whom they will be in bondage ment