But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD,1 what can you give me since I remain childless2 and the one who will inherita my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?3"
And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant4 in my household5 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.6"
He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars7--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."8