He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars(A)—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[a] be.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 15:5 Or seed

look to Abraham,(A) your father,
    and to Sarah, who gave you birth.
When I called him he was only one man,
    and I blessed him and made him many.(B)

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22 The least of you will become a thousand,
    the smallest a mighty nation.(A)
I am the Lord;
    in its time I will do this swiftly.”(B)

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24 “Son of man, the people living in those ruins(A) in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many;(B) surely the land has been given to us as our possession.’(C)

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