1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7And 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. 8And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.15.17 a burning…: Heb. a lamp of fire 18In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Onyankopɔn Ne Abram Apam
1Yeinom akyiri no, Awurade kasa kyerɛɛ Abram wɔ anisoadehunu mu sɛ,
Meyɛ wo kyɛm.
Meyɛ wo kyɛfa a ɛsom bo.”
2Abram nso buaa sɛ, “Ao, Awurade Onyankopɔn, ɛdeɛn na wode bɛma me wɔ ɛberɛ a menni ɔba. Onipa a ɔbɛdi mʼadeɛ no yɛ Damaskoni Elieser?” 3Na Abram toaa so sɛ, “Wommaa me mma enti, akoa a wɔwoo no wɔ me fie no na ɔbɛdi mʼadeɛ.”
4Ɛnna Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Saa ɔbarima yi renni wʼadeɛ da, agye wʼankasa wo yafumma.” 5Onyankopɔn de Abram kɔɔ afikyire, na ɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Pagya wʼani hwɛ soro na hwɛ sɛ wobɛtumi akan ɔsoro nsoromma anaa.” Afei, Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Saa ara na wʼasefoɔ bɛdɔɔso.”
6Abram gyee asɛm a Awurade kaeɛ no diiɛ. Ne saa enti, Awurade buu no onipa tenenee.
7Awurade Onyankopɔn kyerɛɛ Abram bio sɛ, “Mene Awurade a mede wo firi Ur a ɛwɔ Kaldeafoɔ asase so baeɛ sɛ mede saa asase yi rema wo sɛ wʼagyapadeɛ.”
8Nanso, Abram kaa sɛ, “Ao, Ɔsorosoro Awurade, ɛbɛyɛ sɛn na mɛhunu sɛ, asase no bɛyɛ me dea?”
9Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Fa nantwie ba a wadi mfeɛ mmiɛnsa, abirekyibereɛ a wadi mfeɛ mmiɛnsa, odwennini a wadi mfeɛ mmiɛnsa, anyankuku ne aborɔnoma ba brɛ me.”
10Abram de yeinom nyinaa brɛɛ Onyankopɔn, paapae wɔn mu mmienu, na ɔde afaafa no kyerɛkyerɛɛ animu, de guguu hɔ. Na nnomaa no deɛ, wampaapae wɔn mu. 11Na apete bɛsisii mmoa no afunu so no, Abram pamoo wɔn.
12Ɛberɛ a owia rekɔtɔ no, Abram daa hatee, na esum kabii a ɛyɛ hu tɔɔ ne so. 13Afei, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Gye di sɛ wʼasefoɔ bɛyɛ ahɔhoɔ wɔ asase a ɛnyɛ wɔn dea so. Wɔbɛyɛ nkoa wɔ ɔman no mu, asom, na wɔayɛ wɔn ayayadeɛ mfeɛ ahanan. 14Nanso, mɛtwe saa ɔman a wʼasefoɔ bɛsom wɔn no aso, na ɛno akyiri no, wɔbɛfiri ɔman a wɔsom mu no mu aba sɛ adefoɔ. 15Wo deɛ, wobɛwu asomdwoeɛ mu. Wobɛnyini akyɛre yie ansa na woawu. 16Nanso, awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ a ɛtɔ so ɛnan no mu, wʼasefoɔ bɛsane aba saa ɔman yi mu bio. Ɛfiri sɛ, saa ɛberɛ yi, Amorifoɔ a wɔte saa asase yi so ɛnnɛ yi bɔne a wɔyɛ no nnya nnuruu deɛ wɔtwe wɔn aso ma ɛyɛ yie.”
17Na ɛbaa sɛ owia kɔtɔeɛ, na esum duruiɛ no, Abram hunuu egyakukuo bi sɛ ɛrefiri wisie ne ogyatɛn a ɛrederɛ bɛfaa mmoa a wɔakum wɔn no afunu afaafa no ntam. 18Saa ɛda no ara, Awurade ne Abram yɛɛ apam, kaa sɛ, “Mede saa asase a ɛfiri Misraim asubɔnten no ho, de kɔsi asubɔnten kɛseɛ Eufrate ho bɛma wo ne wʼasefoɔ. 19Saa ara nso na mede Kenifoɔ, Kenesifoɔ, Kadmonifoɔ, 20Hetifoɔ, Perisifoɔ, Refaimfoɔ, 21Amorifoɔ, Kanaanfoɔ, Girgasifoɔ ne Yebusifoɔ nsase nyinaa bɛma wo ne wʼasefoɔ no.”