Genesis 15:18

“In 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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In that same day the LORD made a couenant with Abram, saying; Unto thy seed haue I giuen this land from the riuer of Egypt vnto the great riuer, the riuer Euphrates:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In that day Jehovah 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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

In that day the Lord made an agreement with Abram, and said, To your seed have I given this land from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:
- Basic English Bible

On the same day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates;
- Darby Bible

In that same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:
- Webster's Bible

In that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:
- World English Bible

In that day hath Jehovah made with Abram a covenant, saying, `To thy seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Phrat,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 15:18


15:18 In that same day, the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land - He had said before, To thy seed will I give this land, but here he saith, I have given it; that is, I have given the promise, the charter is sealed and delivered, and cannot be disanulled. The possession is as sure in due time, as if it were now actually delivered to them. In David's time and Solomon's their jurisdiction extended to the utmost of these limits, #2Ch 9:26|. And it was their own fault that they were not sooner and longer in possession of all these territories. They forfeited their right by their sins, and by their own sloth and cowardice kept themselves out of possession. The present occupants are named, because their number and strength and long prescription, should be no hindrance to the accomplishment of this promise in its season; and to magnify God's love to Abram and his seed, in giving to that one nation the possession of many nations.


Discussion for Genesis 15

  • Renee
    Bro Timothy has a lot of questions. I think he needs to read more of his bible. This story of Abram is just one of GOD'S promises being fulfilled. God is an awesome God and He can not lie. He always keeps His promises. They are on His time not ours. 1 day for us can be a 1000.00 yrs for him. Just keep the faith and know It's Jesus Christ that's coming back for us and only God knows when.
  • Chuck
    faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of god
  • Sonja
    In verse 6 it says Abram believed God and God counted it to him for righteousness. In verse 8 Abram is questioning the Lord, how is to know of this inheritance, the Lord is very faithful in keeping His promises and showing us when we ask Him things. Praise God:)
  • Jeff, I do not believe the stars are infinite and the bible does not indicate this, it says that they cannot be numbered. Even with our technology today we cannot number the stars or the descendants of Abraham.
  • Bro. Timothy for verse 13
    This is an amazingly beautiful scripture. It is good for us to "KNOW" this for a "surety" Who is talking to Abraham? How can He be so sure that this will and did happen? Who are the descendants of Abraham? Who controls this land? What does strange mean? What's so strange about this land? Who are the ONLY people that have been enslaved to a cruel slave master for 400 years? Who is the slave master? What did they do that was considered "cruel"? Where did the slaves come from? Did the cruel slave master change their names, language, religion, diet, culture, God? Were they allowed to read or write? What year did they become slaves? What year marked the end of the 400 years? Why didn't they just leave? NOW... WHO is suppose to come? Where is HE coming from? What is HE going to do when HE gets HERE?
  • Musiwa
    i believe it has one of the greatest promises God gave to man and it teaches us to have faith and hold on to the lords promises for our lives regardless of how hopeless our situation might be

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