Abram fell facedown,(A) and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you:(B) You will be the father of many nations.(C) No longer will you be called Abram[a]; your name will be Abraham,[b](D) for I have made you a father of many nations.(E) I will make you very fruitful;(F) I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.(G) I will establish my covenant(H) as an everlasting covenant(I) between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God(J) and the God of your descendants after you.(K) The whole land of Canaan,(L) where you now reside as a foreigner,(M) I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you;(N) and I will be their God.(O)

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

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