“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be (A)a father of [a]many nations. No longer shall (B)your name be called [b]Abram, but your name shall be [c]Abraham; (C)for I have made you a father of [d]many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make (D)nations of you, and (E)kings shall come from you.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:4 Lit. a multitude of nations
  2. Genesis 17:5 Lit. Exalted Father
  3. Genesis 17:5 Lit. Father of a Multitude
  4. Genesis 17:5 a multitude of

18 since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be (A)blessed in him?

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So He said, “I am God, (A)the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will (B)make of you a great nation there.

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And you shall answer and say before the Lord your God: ‘My father was (A)a [a]Syrian, (B)about to perish, and (C)he went down to Egypt and [b]dwelt there, (D)few in number; and there he became a nation, (E)great, mighty, and populous.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 26:5 Or Aramean
  2. Deuteronomy 26:5 As a resident alien

And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You (A)have chosen, a great people, (B)too numerous to be numbered or counted.

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