To number; count.

And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and TELL the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. ( Genesis 15:4-5 )