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11 And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away. 12 And it happened, as the sun went down,[a] then a deep sleep fell upon Abram and, behold, a great terrifying darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said to Abram, “You must surely know[b] that your descendants shall be as aliens in a land not their own.[c] And they shall serve them[d] and they[e] shall oppress them four hundred years.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:12 Literally “to go”
  2. Genesis 15:13 Literally “knowing you must know”
  3. Genesis 15:13 Literally “not to them”
  4. Genesis 15:13 Some nation hostile to Abram’s descendants (Egypt in later history)
  5. Genesis 15:13 Some nation hostile to Abram’s descendants (Egypt in later history)

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