And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant(A) in my household(B) will be my heir.”

Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.(C) He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars(D)—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[a] be.”(E)

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.(F)

He also said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out(G) of Ur of the Chaldeans(H) to give you this land to take possession of it.”(I)

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord,(J) how can I know(K) that I will gain possession of it?”(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:5 Or seed