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Abram fell sound asleep

This is an idiom. AT: "Abraham slept deeply" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-idiom)

a deep and terrifying darkness

"an extreme darkness that terrified him"

overwhelmed him

"surrounded him"


"aliens" or "foreigners"

will be enslaved and oppressed

This can be stated in active form. AT: "the owners of that land will enslave your descendants and oppress them" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-activepassive)


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/abraham
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/descendant
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/enslave
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/oppress