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Abram bowed down with his face touching the ground, and God said, “I make this covenant with you: I promise that you will be the ancestor of many nations. (A)Your name will no longer be Abram, but Abraham,[a] because I am making you the ancestor of many nations.

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  1. Genesis 17:5 This name sounds like the Hebrew for “ancestor of many nations.”

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)

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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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