After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: 1"Fear not, Abram, I am 2your shield; your reward shall be very great."
But Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continuea childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"
And Abram said, "Behold, you have given me no offspring, and 3a member of my household will be my heir."
And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: "This man shall not be your heir; 4your very own sonb shall be your heir."
And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and 5number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, 6"So shall your offspring be."
And 7he believed the LORD, and 8he counted it to him as righteousness.