Genesis 15:1-11 GNT

1 After this, Abram had a vision and heard the Lord say to him, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward."
2 But Abram answered, "Sovereign Lord, what good will your reward do me, since I have no children? My only heir is Eliezer of Damascus. a

References for Genesis 15:2

    • ƒ 15:2 - My . . . Damascus; [Hebrew unclear.]
      3 You have given me no children, and one of my slaves will inherit my property."
      4 Then he heard the Lord speaking to him again: "This slave Eliezer will not inherit your property; your own son will be your heir."
      5 The Lord took him outside and said, "Look at the sky and try to count the stars; you will have as many descendants as that." 1

      References for Genesis 15:5

        • 38 15:5 - 15.5 Ro 4.18; He 11.12.
          6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him. 2

          References for Genesis 15:6

            • 39 15:6 - 15.6 +21 Macc 2.52; +1Ro 4.3; Ga 3.6; Jas 2.23.
              7 Then the Lord said to him, "I am the Lord, who led you out of Ur in Babylonia, to give you this land as your own."
              8 But Abram asked, "Sovereign Lord, how can I know that it will be mine?"
              9 He answered, "Bring me a cow, a goat, and a ram, each of them three years old, and a dove and a pigeon."
              10 Abram brought the animals to God, cut them in half, and placed the halves opposite each other in two rows; but he did not cut up the birds.
              11 Vultures came down on the bodies, but Abram drove them off.