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."
But Abram answered, "Sovereign Lord, what good will your reward do me, since I have no children? My only heir is Eliezer of Damascus.
References for Genesis 15:2
You have given me no children, and one of my slaves will inherit my property."
Then he heard the Lord speaking to him again: "This slave Eliezer will not inherit your property; your own son will be your heir."
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
15.5 Ro 4.18; He 11.12.
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
15.6 +21 Macc 2.52; +1Ro 4.3; Ga 3.6; Jas 2.23.