After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great.
But Abram said, "Lord God , what can You give me, since I am childless and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"a3
Abram continued, "Look, You have given me no offspring, so a slave born inb my house will be my heir."
Now the word of the Lord came to him: "This one will not be your heir; instead, one who comes from your own bodyc will be your heir."