No longer will you be called Abram[a]; your name will be Abraham,[b](A) for I have made you a father of many nations.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:5 Abram means exalted father.
  2. Genesis 17:5 Abraham probably means father of many.

Joshua son of Nun(A) and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes(B) and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good.(C) If the Lord is pleased with us,(D) he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey,(E) and will give it to us.(F) Only do not rebel(G) against the Lord. And do not be afraid(H) of the people of the land,(I) because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with(J) us.(K) Do not be afraid of them.”(L)

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