New Living Translation
You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir."
King James Bible
And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abram said, Lo, to me thou hast given no seed, and behold, a son of my house will be mine heir.
World English Bible
Abram said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."
Young's Literal Translation
And Abram saith, 'Lo, to me Thou hast not given seed, and lo, a domestic doth heir me.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:3 Behold to me thou hast given no seed - Not only no son, but no seed. If he had had a daughter, from her the promised Messias might have come, who was to be the Seed of the Woman; but he had neither son nor daughter.
19th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. ix. 4. "Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?" INTRODUCTION.--Thoughts are only thoughts! who is to beheld accountable for them? They are clouds blown about by fancy, taking various shapes. God is not so hard as to judge us for our thoughts; He will try us by what we have done, not by what we have dreamed. No garden is without weeds; there are tares in every cornfield. Who speak thus? Is it those who are conscientious and scrupulous to drive away evil thoughts? …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
The Purification of the virgin and the Presentation in the Temple
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
When Abram heard that his nephew Lot had been captured, he mobilized the 318 trained men who had been born into his household. Then he pursued Kedorlaomer's army until he caught up with them at Dan.
But Abram replied, "O Sovereign LORD, what good are all your blessings when I don't even have a son? Since you've given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth.
I bought slaves, both men and women, and others were born into my household. I also owned large herds and flocks, more than any of the kings who had lived in Jerusalem before me.
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