Genesis 15:12
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Now when the sunהַשֶּׁ֙מֶשׁ֙
(ha·she·mesh)
8121: sunfrom an unused word
was goingלָבֹ֔וא
(la·vo·v,)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
down, a deep sleepוְתַרְדֵּמָ֖ה
(ve·tar·de·mah)
8639: deep sleepfrom radam
fellנָפְלָ֣ה
(na·fe·lah)
5307: to fall, liea prim. root
upon Abram;אַבְרָ֑ם
(av·ram;)
87: "exalted father," the original name of Abrahamfrom the same as Abiram, see Abraham
and behold,וְהִנֵּ֥ה
(ve·hin·neh)
2009: lo! behold!prol. of hen
terrorאֵימָ֛ה
(ei·mah)
367: terror, dreadfrom the same as ayom
[and] greatגְדֹלָ֖ה
(ge·do·lah)
1419: greatfrom gadal
darknessחֲשֵׁכָ֥ה
(cha·she·chah)
2825: darknessfrom chashak
fellנֹפֶ֥לֶת
(no·fe·let)
5307: to fall, liea prim. root
upon him. 
 
  







KJV Lexicon
And when the sun
shemesh  (sheh'-mesh)
the sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e. (arch.) a notched battlement -- + east side(-ward), sun (rising), + west(-ward), window.
was going down
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
a deep sleep
tardemah  (tar-day-maw')
a lethargy or (by implication) trance -- deep sleep.
fell
naphal  (naw-fal')
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
upon Abram
'Abram  (ab-rawm')
high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham -- Abram.
and lo an horror
'eymah  (ay-maw')
fright; concrete, an idol (as a bugbear) -- dread, fear, horror, idol, terrible, terror.
of great
gadowl  (gaw-dole')
great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent
darkness
chashekah  (khash-ay-kaw')
darkness; figuratively, misery -- darkness.
fell
naphal  (naw-fal')
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
upon him
Parallel Verses
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.

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.
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