King James Version

Genesis 15:1-21

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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 15:1-21

Agano La Mungu Na Abramu

115:1 1Sam 3:10; 15:10; 2Sam 7:4; 22:3, 31; 1Fal 6:11; 12:22; Yer 1:8, 13; Eze 3:16; Dan 10:1; Mwa 21:17; 26:24; 46:3; 46:2; Rut 1:20; Hes 12:6; 24:4; Ay 33:15; Kut 14:13; 20:20; 2Fal 6:16; Hag 2:5; 2Nya 20:15-17; Za 3:3; 5:12; 18:2, 20; 37:25; 58:11; 28:7; 33:20; 84:11; 119:114; 144:2; 27:1; Isa 7:4; 41:10-14; 43:1, 5; Kum 33:29; Mit 2:7; 30:5Baada ya jambo hili, neno la Bwana likamjia Abramu katika maono:

“Usiogope, Abramu.

Mimi ni ngao yako,

na thawabu yako kubwa sana.”

215:2 Isa 49:22; Yer 44:26; Eze 5:11; 16:48; Mdo 7:5; Mwa 14:15Lakini Abramu akasema, “Ee Bwana Mwenyezi, utanipa nini na mimi sina hata mtoto na atakayerithi nyumba yangu ni huyu Eliezeri Mdameski?” 315:3 Mwa 24:2, 34; 12:5Abramu akasema, “Hukunipa watoto, hivyo mtumishi katika nyumba yangu ndiye atakuwa mrithi wangu.”

415:4 Gal 4:28Ndipo neno la Bwana lilipomjia: “Mtu huyu hatakuwa mrithi wako, bali mwana atakayetoka katika viuno vyako mwenyewe ndiye atakayekuwa mrithi wako.” 515:5 Ay 11:8; 35:5; Za 8:3; 147:4; Yer 30:19; 33:22; Mwa 12:2; Rum 4:18; Ebr 11:12; Kut 32:13Akamtoa nje na kusema, “Tazama juu kuelekea mbinguni na uhesabu nyota, kama hakika utaweza kuzihesabu.” Ndipo akamwambia, “Hivyo ndivyo uzao wako utakavyokuwa.”

615:6 Za 106:31; Rum 4:3, 20-24; Gal 3:6; Yak 2:23Abramu akamwamini Bwana, naye kwake hili likahesabiwa kuwa haki.

715:7 Mwa 12:1; 13:17; 17:8; 28:4; 35:12; 48:4; Kut 6:8; 20:2; Mdo 7:3; Ebr 11:8; Kum 9:5Pia akamwambia, “Mimi ndimi Bwana, niliyekutoa toka Uru ya Wakaldayo nikupe nchi hii uimiliki.”

815:8 Lk 1:18; Kum 12:20; 19:8Lakini Abramu akasema, “Ee Bwana Mwenyezi, nitawezaje kujua kwamba nitapata kuimiliki?”

915:9 Hes 19:2; Kum 21:3; Hos 4:16; Amo 4:1; 1Sam 1:24; Law 1:14; 5:7, 11; 12:8Ndipo Bwana akamwambia, “Niletee mtamba wa ngʼombe, mbuzi na kondoo dume, kila mmoja wa miaka mitatu, pamoja na hua na kinda la njiwa.”

1015:10 Yer 34:18; Law 1:17; 5:8Abramu akamletea hivi vyote, akampasua kila mnyama vipande viwili, akavipanga kila kimoja kuelekea mwenzake, lakini hata hivyo ndege, hakuwapasua vipande viwili. 1115:11 Kum 28:26; Yer 7:33Kisha ndege walao nyama wakatua juu ya mizoga, lakini Abramu akawafukuza.

1215:12 Mwa 2:21Wakati jua lilipokuwa linatua, Abramu akashikwa na usingizi mzito, giza nene na la kutisha likaja juu yake. 1315:13 Kut 1:11; 3:7; 5:6-14; 12:40; Ay 3:18; Kum 5:15; Mdo 7:6; Hes 20:15; Gal 3:17Kisha Bwana akamwambia, “Ujue hakika kwamba wazao wako watakuwa wageni kwenye nchi ambayo si yao, nao watafanywa watumwa na kuteswa kwa miaka mia nne. 1415:14 Mwa 50:24; Kut 3:8; 6:6-8; 12:25; 12:32-38; Hes 10:29; Yos 1:2; Mdo 7:7Lakini nitaliadhibu taifa lile watakalolitumikia kama watumwa, na baadaye watatoka huko na mali nyingi. 1515:15 Mwa 25:8; 35:29; 47:30; 49:29; Kum 31:16; 34:7; 2Sam 7:12; 1Fal 1:21; Za 49:19; 91:16; Kut 23:29; Yos 14:11; Amu 8:32; 1Nya 29:28; Ay 5:26; 21:23; 42:17; Mit 3:16; 9:11; Isa 65:20Wewe, hata hivyo utakwenda kwa baba zako kwa amani na kuzikwa katika uzee mwema. 1615:16 Kut 3:8, 17; 12:40; Mwa 28:15; 46:4; 48:21; 50:24; Law 18:28; Yos 13:4; Amu 10:11; Eze 16:3; 1Fal 21:26; 2Fal 16:3; 21:11Katika kizazi cha nne wazao wako watarudi hapa, kwa maana dhambi ya Waamori bado haijafikia kipimo kilichojaa.”

1715:17 Amu 7:16-20; 14:4-5Wakati jua lilipokuwa limezama na giza limeingia, tanuru la moshi na mwali wa moto unaowaka vikatokea na kupita kati ya vile vipande vya nyama. 1815:18 Mwa 2:14; 4:7; 12:7; 17:2-7; Kut 6:4; 34:10, 27; 1Nya 16:16; Za 105:9; Hes 34:5; Isa 27:12; Yos 15:4, 47; 1Fal 8:65; 2Fal 24:7; 2Nya 7:8; Yer 37:5; 46:2; Mao 4:17; Eze 30:22; 47:19Siku hiyo Bwana akafanya Agano na Abramu, na kumwambia, “Nitawapa wazao wako nchi hii, kuanzia Kijito cha Misri15:18 Kijito cha Misri hapa ina maana Wadi-el-Arish kwenye mpaka wa kusini wa Yuda. hadi mto ule mkubwa, Frati, 1915:19 Hes 24:21; Amu 1:16; 4:11; 5:24; 1Sam 15:6; 27:10; 30:29; 1Nya 2:55yaani nchi ya Wakeni, Wakenizi, Wakadmoni, 2015:20 Mwa 10:15; Kum 7:1; Mwa 13:7; 14:5Wahiti, Waperizi, Warefai, 2115:21 Mwa 10:16; Yos 3:10; 24:11; Neh 9:8Waamori, Wakanaani, Wagirgashi na Wayebusi.”