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Genesis 15:11-13

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15:11 When birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

15:12 When the sun went down, Abram fell sound asleep, 1  and great terror overwhelmed him. 2  15:13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain 3  that your descendants will be strangers 4  in a foreign country. 5  They will be enslaved and oppressed 6  for four hundred years.

1 tn Heb “a deep sleep fell on Abram.”

2 tn Heb “and look, terror, a great darkness was falling on him.”

3 tn The Hebrew construction is emphatic, with the Qal infinitive absolute followed by the imperfect from יָדַע (yada’, “know”). The imperfect here has an obligatory or imperatival force.

4 tn The Hebrew word גֵּר (ger, “sojourner, stranger”) is related to the verb גּוּר (gur, “to sojourn, to stay for awhile”). Abram’s descendants will stay in a land as resident aliens without rights of citizenship.

5 tn Heb “in a land not theirs.”

6 tn Heb “and they will serve them and they will oppress them.” The verb עִנּוּ, (’innu, a Piel form from עָנָה, ’anah, “to afflict, to oppress, to treat harshly”), is used in Exod 1:11 to describe the oppression of the Israelites in Egypt.



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