1Afterthesethings1the word of the LORDcame to Abram in a vision, saying, "2Do not fear, Abram, I am 3a shield to you; aYour 4reward shall be verygreat."
2Abramsaid, "O LordbGOD, what will You give me, since I camchildless, and the dheir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"
And Abramsaid, "eSince You have givennofoffspring to me, gone5born in my house is my heir."
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; 6but one who will comeforth from your own hbody, he shall be your heir."
And He took him outside and said, "Nowlook toward the heavens, and 7count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "8So shall your idescendants be."
69Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.