Genesis 15:12
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New International Version
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.

New Living Translation
As the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a terrifying darkness came down over him.

English Standard Version
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.

New American Standard Bible
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell on Abram, and suddenly great terror and darkness descended on him.

International Standard Version
As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him.

NET Bible
When the sun went down, Abram fell sound asleep, and great terror overwhelmed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the sun was just about to set, a deep sleep-a dreadful, deep darkness-came over Abram.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

American King James Version
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and, see, an horror of great darkness fell on him.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome horror seized upon him.

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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:12-16 A deep sleep fell upon Abram; with this sleep a horror of great darkness fell upon him: a sudden change. The children of light do not always walk in the light. Several things were then foretold. 1. The suffering state of Abram's seed for a long time. They shall be strangers. The heirs of heaven are strangers on earth. They shall be servants; but Canaanites serve under a curse, the Hebrews under a blessing. They shall be suffers. Those that are blessed and beloved of God, are often sorely afflicted by wicked men. 2. The judgment of the enemies of Abram's seed. Though God may allow persecutors and oppressors to trample upon his people a great while, he will certainly reckon with them at last. 3. That great event, the deliverance of Abram's seed out of Egypt, is here foretold. 4. Their happy settlement in Canaan. They shall come hither again. The measure of sin fills gradually. Some people's measure of sin fills slowly. The knowledge of future events would seldom add to our comfort. In the most favoured families, and most happy lives, there are so many afflictions, that it is merciful in God to conceal what will befall us and ours.
Study Bible
God Confirms His Promise
11The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. 12Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him. 13God said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.…
Cross References
Genesis 2:21
So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.

Genesis 15:11
The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Genesis 28:11
He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place.

1 Samuel 26:12
So David took the spear and the jug of water from beside Saul's head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because a sound sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.

Job 33:15
"In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,

Daniel 10:9
But I heard the sound of his words; and as soon as I heard the sound of his words, I fell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.
Treasury of Scripture

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and, see, an horror of great darkness fell on him.

deep.

Genesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept: …

1 Samuel 26:12 So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; …

Job 4:13,14 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men…

Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, …

Daniel 10:8,9 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there …

Acts 20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being …

horror.

Psalm 4:3-5 But know that the LORD has set apart him that is godly for himself: …

Acts 9:8,9 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he …

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