Genesis 15 Commentary

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Genesis 15:1-4

Abram questions God because he is still childless and without an heir. God reassures him.

Genesis 15:5-6

Abram believed God’s promise and because of his faith, God counted him righteous.

Genesis 15:7-9

God begins a covenant with Abram.

Genesis 15:10-12

The covenant ceremony is prepared. God causes Abram to fall into a deep sleep.

Genesis 15:13-16

God shows Abram that Israel will be enslaved (in Egypt) for 400 years. Then they will return to the promised land. Abram is told he will live a good long life.

Genesis 15:17-21

God appeared and made the covenant with Abram. God again promises the land to Abram’s descendants and gives the details.