6 Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.
7 And he said to him, 'I am the Lord who led you away from Ur of the Chaldeans, so as to give you this land, and so that you would possess it.'
8 But he said, 'Lord God, in what way may I be able to know that I will possess it?'
9 And the Lord responded by saying: 'Take for me a cow of three years, and a she-goat of three years, and a ram of three years, also a turtle-dove and a pigeon.'
10 Taking all these, he divided them through the middle, and placed both parts opposite one another. But the birds he did not divide.