Genesis 15:12

“And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 15:12

And when the Sunne was going downe, a deepe sleepe fell vpon Abram: and loe, an horrour of great darkenesse fell vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror {and} great darkness fell upon him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep came on Abram, and a dark cloud of fear.
- Basic English Bible

And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.
- Darby Bible

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
- Webster's Bible

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.
- World English Bible

And the sun is about to go in, and deep sleep hath fallen upon Abram, and lo, a terror of great darkness is falling upon him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 15:12

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 15:12


15:12 And when the sun was going down - About the time of the evening oblation. Early in the morning, while the stars were yet to be seen, God had given him orders concerning the sacrifices, #Ge 15:5|, and we may suppose it was at least his morning's work to prepare them, and set them in order; which when he had done, he abode by them praying and waiting 'till towards evening. A deep sleep fell upon Abram - Not a common sleep through weariness or carelessness, but a divine extasy, that being wholly taken off from things sensible, he might be wholly taken up with the contemplation of things spiritual. The doors of the body were locked up, that the soul might be private and retired, and might act the more freely. And lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him - This was designed to strike an awe upon the spirit of Abram, and to possess him with a holy reverence. Holy fear prepares the soul for holy joy; God humbles first, and then lifts up.


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