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The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 14

14:1 “And after these events, in the fourth year of this week, in the new moon of the third month, the voice of the Lord came to Abram in a dream, saying: “Fear not, Abram, for I am your defender and your exceeding great reward.”
14:2 “And he said: “O Lord, Lord, what will you give me, and I have no son; and the son of Masek, the son of my maid servant, this Eleazer of Damascus, will be my heir; but to me you have not given any seed.”
14:3 “And he said to him: “This one will not be your heir, but he that comes from your body, he will be your heir.”
14:4 “And he took him without and said to him: “Look upon the heavens and see the stars of heaven, if you are able to count them.”
14:5 “And he looked at the heavens and saw the stars; and he said to him: “Thus shall be your seed.”
14:6 “And he believed the Lord, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
14:7 “And he said to him: “I am the Lord your God, who have brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, that I might give you the land of Canaan for an eternal possession, and I will be to you and your children after you a God.”
14:8 “And he said: “O Lord, Lord, by what am I to know that I shall inherit it?”
14:9 “And he said to him: “Take to yourself a heifer of three years, and a goat of three years, and a sheep of three years, and a turtle dove and a pigeon.”
14:10 “And he took all these in the middle of the month, and he dwelt near the oak Mamre, which is near Hebron, and he built there an altar, and sacrificed all these and poured their blood upon the altar, and divided them into halves and laid them opposite each other; but the birds he did not divide.”
14:12 “And birds descended upon the pieces, and Abram drove them away and would not suffer the birds to touch them.”
14:13 “And it happened when the sun had set, a stupor fell upon Abram, and, behold, a great horror of darkness fell upon him, and it was spoken to Abram: “Know in truth that your seed will be a stranger in a strange land, and they will make them servants and oppress them four hundred years.”
14:14 “But the nation which they serve I will judge, and after that they will go out from there with many possessions.”
14:15 “And you shall go to your fathers in peace and shall be buried in a good age.”
14:16 “And in the fourth generation they shall return hither, for not yet are the sins of the Amorites completed.”
14:17 “And he awoke from his sleep, and he arose, and the sun had set, and there was a flame, and, behold, an oven was smoking, and a flame of fire passed through between the pieces.”
14:18 “And on that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your seed I will give this land from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates, the Kenites and the Kenizzites and the Kadmonites and the Perizzites and the Rephaimites and the Ewites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites.”
14:19 “And Abram went and took up the pieces and the birds and the fruit and the drink offerings, and the fire devoured them.”
14:20 “And on that day we made a covenant with Abram according to the covenant which he had made in this month with Noah; and Abram renewed the festival and ordinance for himself unto eternity.”
14:21 “And Abram rejoiced and told all these things to Sara, his wife, and he believed that he would have seed; but she did not bring forth. And Sara advised her husband Abram, and said to him: “Go in to Hagar, my Egyptian maid; it is possible that he will raise up for you seed from her.”
14:22 “And Abram obeyed the voice of Sara, his wife, and said to her, “Do it,” and Sara took her Egyptian maid Hagar and gave her to Abram, her husband, that she should become his wife.”
14:23 “And he went in to her, and she conceived and bore him a son, and he called his name Ishmael, in the fifth year of this week: and this was the eighty sixth year of the life of Abram.”

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