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.(A) He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars(B)—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[a] be.”(C)

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  1. Genesis 15:5 Or seed

19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son,(A) and you will call him Isaac.[a](B) I will establish my covenant with him(C) as an everlasting covenant(D) for his descendants after him.

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  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs.

12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[a] will be reckoned.(A)

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  1. Genesis 21:12 Or seed