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GENESIS 15:1 JPS 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying: 'Fear not, Abram, I am thy shield, thy reward shall be exceeding great.' ONK 15:1 After these things the word (pithgama) of the Lord came to Abram in prophecy,(70) 70. The Samaritan has also benabia, "in prophecy." saying, Fear not, Abram: My Word (Memra) shall be thy strength, and thy exceeding great reward. PAL 15:1 After these words, when the kings had gathered together, and had fallen before Abram; and four kings had been slain, and nine hosts brought back, Abram reasoned in his heart, and said, Woe to me, because I have received the reward of my appointments in this world, and have no portion in the world to come. Or peradventnre the brethren and friends of those who have been slain will combine in legions and come against me; or that at that time there was found with me the reward of a little righteousness, so that they fell before me; but the second time reward may not be found with me, and by me the name of the Heavens may be profaned. Thereupon was the word (pithgama) of the Lord with Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not; for if these men should gather together in legions and come against thee, My Word (Memra) will be thy shield: and also if these fall before thee in this world, the reward of thy good works shall be kept, and be prepared before Me in the world to come, great exceedingly. JER 15:1 After these words, when all the kings of the lands, and the sultans of the provinces, had gathered together, and had made war against Abram the Just, and had fallen before him, and he had slain of them four kings, and had brought back nine hosts, did Abram the Just reason in his heart, and say, Woe, now, to me, because I have received the reward ordained in the present world, and have no portion in the world to come. Or peradventure the brethren and kindred of the slain who have fallen before me, who are in their cities and provinces, will combine in great legions, and come against me; or peradventure there were in my hand a few commandments in the former times, so that they fell before me when they had risen up against me; or it may be that righteousness was found in me at the former times, that they fell before me, but at the second time it may not be found, and the Heavenly Name will be profaned in me. Then was the word of prophecy from the Lord unto Abram the Righteous, saying, Fear not, Abram, though they should gather together and come against thee with many legions, My Word shall be thy reward and thy shield in this world, and a protector over thee all the days of the world to come. And though I deliver up thy adversaries before thee in this world, the reward of thy good works is prepared for thee also before Me in the world to come. GENESIS 15:2 JPS 15:2 And Abram said: 'O Lord GOD, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go hence childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?' ONK 15:2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt Thou give me, and I go without a child: and this son of business (bar phargama) who is in My house is the Damasekah Elieser? PAL 15:2 And Abram said, Lord God, great blessings hast Thou given me, and great (are they which it is) before Thee to give me: nevertheless, what profit is to me, when I pass from the world without children, and Eliezer the manager (bar pharnasath, the son of sustenance) of my house, by whose hands signs were wrought for (or to) me in Darmasek, expects to be my heir? JER 15:2 And Abram said, Before Thee I supplicate mercy, O Lord God. Manifold blessings Thou hast given me, and many hast Thou before Thee still to give: nevertheless, what profit have I who go from the world childless, and Eliezer, the son of my house, by whose hands signs were wrought for me in Damasek, expecteth in himself to be my heir? GENESIS 15:3 JPS 15:3 And Abram said: 'Behold, to me Thou hast given no seed, and, lo, one born in my house is to be mine heir.' ONK 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, Thou hast not given me a child, and, behold, the son of my house is my heir. PAL 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me Thou hast not given a son; and, behold, the manager of my house will be my heir. GENESIS 15:4 JPS 15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying: 'This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.' ONK 15:4 And, lo, the word (pithgama) of the Lord was with him, saying, This shall not be thy heir, but a son whom thou shalt beget will be thine heir. PAL 15:4 And, behold, a word from before the Lord was to him, saying, He shall not be thine heir; but a son whom thou wilt beget shall be thy heir. GENESIS 15:5 JPS 15:5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said: 'Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if thou be able to count them'; and He said unto him: 'So shall thy seed be.' ONK 15:5 And He led him without, and said, Behold now the heavens, and number the stars, if thou art able to number them; and He said to him, So will be thy sons.(71) 71. Samaritan Version, chalipik, "thy successors." PAL 15:5 And He brought him forth without, and said, Look up now to the heavens, and number the stars, if thou art able to number them: and he said, So will be thy sons. GENESIS 15:6 JPS 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness. ONK 15:6 And he believed in the Word of the Lord (Memra da Yeya), and He reckoned it to him unto justification. PAL 15:6 And he believed in the Lord, and had faith in the (Memra) Word of the Lord, and He reckoned it to him for righteousness (lizeku), because he parleyed not before him with words. GENESIS 15:7 JPS 15:7 And 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.' ONK 15:7 And He said to him, I am the Lord, who brought thee forth from Ura of the Kasdaee, to give thee this land to inherit it. PAL 15:7 And He said to him, I am the Lord who brought thee out of the fiery furnace of the Kasdai, to give thee this land to inherit. JER 15:7 And He said to him, I am the Lord who brought thee out of the fiery furnace from Ur of the Kasdai. GENESIS 15:8 JPS 15:8 And he said: 'O Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?' ONK 15:8 And he said, Lord God, by what may I know that I shall inherit it? PAL 15:8 And he said. Lord God, by what may I know that I shall be the heir of it? GENESIS 15:9 JPS 15:9 And He said unto him: 'Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.' ONK 15:9 And He said to him, Bring Me three calves, and three goats, and three rams, and a turtle dove, and the young of a pigeon. PAL 15:9 And He said, Bring Me oblations, and offer before Me an heifer of three years, and a goat of three years, a ram of three years, and a dove, and the young of a pigeon. JER 15:9 And a turtle and a young pigeon. GENESIS 15:10 JPS 15:10 And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half over against the other; but the birds divided he not. ONK 15:10 And he brought before Him all these. And he divided them equally, and set the divisions a division against his fellow; but the birds he did not divide. PAL 15:10 And he brought all these before Him, and divided them in the midst, and set in order every division over against its fellow; but the fowl he divided not. JER 15:10 And He brought before him all these, and divided them into divisions, and set one part over against its fellow; but the fowl He divided not. GENESIS 15:11 JPS 15:11 And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. ONK 15:11 And the fowl descended upon the divisions, and Abram drave them away. PAL 15:11 And there came down idolatrous peoples which are like to unclean birds, to steal away the sacrifices of Israel; but the righteousness of Abram was a shield over them. JER 15:11 And when the birds descended, they came not nigh the divisions: those birds are unclean fowl, and those unclean fowl are the kingdoms of the earth which are worshippers of idols, and which counsel evil counsels against the sons of Israel; but the integrity of the righteous Abram hindered them. GENESIS 15:12 JPS 15:12 And it came to pass, that, when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon him. ONK 15:12 And it was sunset, and sleep fell upon Abram: and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him. PAL 15:12 And when the sun was nearing to set, a deep sleep was thrown upon Abram: and, behold, four kingdoms arose to enslave his children: Terror, which is Bavel; Darkness, which is Madai;(45) 45. Media. Greatness, which is Javan;(46) 46. Greece. Decline,(47) 47. Nephala, "falling." which is Pheras(48) 48. Persia. which is to fall, and to have no uplifting, and from whence it is to be that the children of Israel will come up. JER 15:12 And when the sun was going to set, a sleep profound and sweet fell upon Abram. And, behold, Abram saw four kingdoms which should arise to bring his sons into subjection (and) Terrorthe Greatnessof DarknessFellupon him: Terror, that is Bavel; Darkness, that is Media; Greatness, that is Greece; Fell, that is Edom (Rome), that fourth kingdom which is to Fall, and never to rise again for ever and ever. GENESIS 15:13 JPS 15:13 And 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; ONK 15:13 And He said unto Abram, Knowing thou shalt know that thy sons will be sojourners (or aliens) in a land not theirs, and they will serve among them; and they will afflict them four hundred years. PAL 15:13 And he said to Abram, Knowing, thou must know, that thy sons shall dwell in a land not their own, because thou hast not believed, and they will subjugate and afflict them four hundred years; GENESIS 15:14 JPS 15:14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance. ONK 15:14 And the people whom they will serve I will judge, and afterwards they shall go forth with much substance. PAL 15:14 and also that the people whom they shall serve I will judge with two hundred and fifty plagues, and afterwards they shall go forth into liberty with great riches. GENESIS 15:15 JPS 15:15 But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. ONK 15:15 And thou shalt be gathered to thy fathers in peace, and shalt be buried(72) 72. Samaritan Version, "gathered." in good old age. PAL 15:15 And thou shalt be gathered to thy fathers, thy soul shall rest in peace, and thou shalt be buried in a good old age. GENESIS 15:16 JPS 15:16 And in the fourth generation they shall come back hither; for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.' ONK 15:16 And in the fourth age (or generation) they will return hither; because not (yet) complete is the guilt of the Amoraah. PAL 15:16 And in the fourth generation of thy sons they will return hither to inherit; because the guilt of the Amoraah is not yet complete. GENESIS 15:17 JPS 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and there was thick darkness, behold a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces. ONK 15:17 And it was at the going away of the sun, and there was darkness. And behold a furnace that burned, and a flame of fire which passed between those divisions. PAL 15:17 And when the sun had set there was darkness. And, behold, Abram saw Gehinnam ascending, smoke with flaming coals and burning flakes of fire, wherewith the wicked are to be judged. And, behold, He passed between those divisions. JER 15:17 And, behold, the sun went to set, and there was darkness, and Abram beheld till the seats were arrayed and the thrones set forth. And lo, Gehinam, which was prepared for the wicked in the world to come, enveloped in burning flakes and flames of fire, into which the wicked had fallen when in their lives they rebelled against the law, while the just who had kept it had been delivered from affliction. And all were seen by Abram while He passed between those divisions. GENESIS 15:18 JPS 15:18 In that 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; ONK 15:18 In that day the Lord compacted with Abram a covenant, saying, To thy sons will I give this land; from the river of Mizraim unto the great river, the river of Pherat,(73) 73. Samaritan Version, "the river of Shalmah." PAL 15:18 In that day the Lord ordained a covenant with Abram, that He would not judge therein his sons, but would deliver them from the kingdom, saying, To thy sons will I give this land, from Nilos of Mizraim unto the great river, the river Pherath, GENESIS 15:19 JPS 15:19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, ONK 15:19 the Shalmaee, and the Kenizaee, and the Kadmonaee, PAL 15:19 the Shalmia, and the Kenizah, and the Kadmonaah, GENESIS 15:20 JPS 15:20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, ONK 15:20 and the Hittaee, and the Pherizaee, and the Gibbaraee, PAL 15:20 and the Hittaee, and the Pherizaee, and the Gibaraee, GENESIS 15:21 JPS 15:21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.' ONK 15:21 and the Amoraee, and the Kenaanaee, and the Girgashaee, and the Yebusaee. PAL 15:21 and the Emoraee, and the Kenaanaee, and the Girgeshaee, and the Jebusaee. JER 15:21 And all the sons of the East.
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