Genesis 15:1-9 NIV

God's Covenant With Abram

1 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"

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2 But Abram said, "O 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"

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    • c 15:2 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
      3 And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant9 in my household10 will be my heir."

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      4 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"

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      5 He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars12--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."13

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      6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.14

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          7 He also said to him, "I am the LORD, who brought you out15 of Ur of the Chaldeans16 to give you this land to take possession of it."17

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          8 But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD,18 how can I know19 that I will gain possession of it?"20

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              9 So the LORD said to him, "Bring me a heifer,21 a goat and a ram, each three years old,22 along with a dove and a young pigeon.23"

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