After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram1 in a vision:2 "Do not be afraid,3 Abram. I am your shield,a4 your very great reward.b5+t +u"
But Abram said, "Sovereign LORD,6 what can you give me since I remain childless7 and the one who will inheritc my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?8"
And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant9 in my household10 will be my heir."
Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.11"