Genesis 15:9
New International Version
So the LORD said to him, "Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon."

New Living Translation
The LORD told him, "Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

English Standard Version
He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Berean Study Bible
And the LORD said to him, “Bring Me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a turtledove and a young pigeon.”

New American Standard Bible
So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

King James Bible
And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to him, "Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Contemporary English Version
Then the LORD told him, "Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a dove, and a young pigeon."

Good News Translation
He answered, "Bring me a cow, a goat, and a ram, each of them three years old, and a dove and a pigeon."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to him, "Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

International Standard Version
The LORD responded, "Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

NET Bible
The LORD said to him, "Take for me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon."

New Heart English Bible
He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered Abram, "Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a mourning dove, and a pigeon."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He said unto him: 'Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.'

New American Standard 1977
So He said to him, “Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old and a she goat three years old and a ram three years old and a turtledove and a young pigeon.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a female goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.

American King James Version
And he said to him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord answered, and said: Take me a cow of three years old, and a she goat of three years, and a ram of three years, a turtle also, and a pigeon.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

World English Bible
He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto him, 'Take for Me a heifer of three years, and a she-goat of three years, and a ram of three years, and a turtle-dove, and a young bird;'
Study Bible
God Confirms His Promise
8But Abram replied, “Lord GOD, how can I know that I will possess it?” 9And the LORD said to him, “Bring Me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a turtledove and a young pigeon.” 10So Abram brought all these to Him, split each of them down the middle, and laid the halves opposite each other. The birds, however, he did not cut.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:8
But Abram replied, "Lord GOD, how can I know that I will possess it?"

Genesis 15:10
So Abram brought all these to Him, split each of them down the middle, and laid the halves opposite each other. The birds, however, he did not cut.

Leviticus 1:14
If, instead, one's offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, he is to offer a turtledove or a young pigeon.

Leviticus 12:6
When the days of her purification are complete, whether for a son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering.

Song of Solomon 2:12
The flowers have appeared in the countryside; the season of singing has come, and the cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him …

Leviticus 1:3,10,14 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a …

Leviticus 3:1,6 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer …

Leviticus 9:2,4 And he said to Aaron, Take you a young calf for a sin offering, and …

Leviticus 12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two …

Leviticus 14:22,30 And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to …

Psalm 50:5 Gather my saints together to me; those that have made a covenant …

Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee to Zoar, …

Luke 2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law …







Lexicon
And [the LORD] said
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to him,
אֵלָ֗יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“Bring
קְחָ֥ה (qə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

Me
לִי֙ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

a heifer,
עֶגְלָ֣ה (‘eḡ·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5697: A, calf, one nearly grown

a goat,
וְעֵ֥ז (wə·‘êz)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5795: Female goat

and a ram,
וְאַ֣יִל (wə·’a·yil)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

[each] three years old,
מְשֻׁלָּ֑שׁ (mə·šul·lāš)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8027: To do a third time, divide into three parts

along with a turtledove
וְתֹ֖ר (wə·ṯōr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8449: A ring-dove, a term of endearment

and a young pigeon.”
וְגוֹזָֽל׃ (wə·ḡō·w·zāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1469: Young birds
(9, 10) Take me an heifer . . . --This form of making a covenant was probably that usual in Babylonia, and thus Abram received the assurance of his inheritance by means of a ceremonial with which he was familiar. But in most ancient languages men are said to cut or strike a covenant, because the most solemn formula involved either the cutting of victims in two, or striking them dead, as was the Roman manner. The severing of the bodies was not, as some suppose, to represent the two parties; but, as explained in Jeremiah 34:18-20, it set forth the penalty of perjury, and was usually accompanied by the imprecation upon the covenant-breaker of a destruction as complete as that which had befallen the slaughtered animals. There is no mention in this place of a sacrifice, although the animals are those subsequently set apart for sacrifice by the Levitical law. The heifer, she-goat, and ram at three years old would each have attained its full maturity; but there may be a further symbolic meaning in there being three animals each three years old.

Laid each piece . . . --More exactly, and laid each half over against the other. The birds were not divided; but as there were two, Abram probably placed one on one side and one on the other.

Verse 9. - And he said unto him, Take me (literally, for me, i.e. for my use in sacrifice) an heifer of three years old. So rightly (LXX., Syriac, Samaritan, Arabic, Josephus, Bochart, Rosenmüller, Keil); not three heifers (Onkelos, Jarchi, Kimchi, et alii). And a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old. These offerings, afterwards prescribed by the law (Exodus 29:15; Numbers 15:27; Numbers 19:2; Deuteronomy 21:3), were three in number, and of three years each, to symbolize him who was, and is, and is to come (Wordsworth); perhaps rather to indicate-the perfection of the victim in respect of maturity (Murphy). Cf. Ganymede's offering (in 'Lucian's Dialogues') of a three years old ram for a ransom. And a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon - also prescribed by the law (Leviticus 1:14; Luke 2:24). 15:7-11 Assurance was given to Abram of the land of Canaan for an inheritance. God never promises more than he is able to perform, as men often do. Abram did as God commanded him. He divided the beasts in the midst, according to the ceremony used in confirming covenants, Jer 34:18,19. Having prepared according to God's appointment, he set himself to wait for the sign God might give him. A watch must be kept upon our spiritual sacrifices. When vain thoughts, like these fowls, come down upon our sacrifices, we must drive them away, and seek to attend on God without distraction.
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