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As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over 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.
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.
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;
Genesis 15:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A deep sleep - תרדמה tardemah, the same word which is used to express the sleep into which Adam was cast, previous to the formation of Eve; Genesis 2:21.
A horror of great darkness - Which God designed to be expressive of the affliction and misery into which his posterity should be brought during the four hundred years of their bondage in Egypt; as the next verse particularly states.
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Genesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs...
1 Samuel 26:12 So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they got them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it...
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, in slumberings on the bed;
Daniel 10:8,9 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me...
Acts 20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching...
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Genesis 2:21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.
Genesis 15:11 Then birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
Genesis 28:11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
1 Samuel 26:12 So David took the spear and water jug near Saul's head, and they left. No one saw or knew about it, nor did anyone wake up. They were all sleeping, because the LORD had put them into a deep sleep.
Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,
Daniel 10:9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.