SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:16 Y en la cuarta generación volverán acá; porque aun no está cumplida la maldad del amorreo hasta aquí.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 15:16 Verse 16. In the fourth generation] In former times most people counted by generations, to each of which was assigned a term of years amounting to 20, 25, 30, 33, 100, 108, or 110; for the generation was of various lengths among various people, at different times. It is probable that the fourth generation here means the same as the four hundred years in the preceding verse. Some think it refers to the time when Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the son of Amram, the son of Kohath, came out of Egypt, and divided the land of Canaan to Israel, Josh. xiv. 1. Others think the fourth generation of the Amorites is intended, because it is immediately added, The iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full; but in the fourth generation they should be expelled, and the descendants of Abram established in their place. From these words we learn that there is a certain pitch of iniquity to which nations may arrive before they are destroyed, and beyond which Divine justice does not permit them to pass.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 12-16 - A deep sleep fell upon Abram; with this sleep a horror of grea darkness fell upon him: a sudden change. The children of light do no always walk in the light. Several things were then foretold. 1. The suffering state of Abram's seed for a long time. They shall be strangers. The heirs of heaven are strangers on earth. They shall be servants; but Canaanites serve under a curse, the Hebrews under blessing. They shall be suffers. Those that are blessed and beloved of God, are often sorely afflicted by wicked men. 2. The judgment of the enemies of Abram's seed. Though God may allow persecutors an oppressors to trample upon his people a great while, he will certainl reckon with them at last. 3. That great event, the deliverance of Abram's seed out of Egypt, is here foretold. 4. Their happy settlemen in Canaan. They shall come hither again. The measure of sin fill gradually. Some people's measure of sin fills slowly. The knowledge of future events would seldom add to our comfort. In the most favoure families, and most happy lives, there are so many afflictions, that it is merciful in God to conceal what will befall us and ours.
Original Hebrew ודור 1755 רביעי 7243 ישׁובו 7725 הנה 2008 כי 3588 לא 3808 שׁלם 8003 עון 5771 האמרי 567 עד 5704 הנה׃ 2008