“As for me, here is my covenant with you: You will become the father of many nations. Your name will no longer be Abram;[a] your name will be Abraham,[b] for I will make you the father of many nations.(A) I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you.

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Footnotes

  1. 17:5 = The Father Is Exalted
  2. 17:5 = Father of a Multitude

18 Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.(A)

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God said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.(A)

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You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God:

My father was a wandering Aramean.(A) He went down to Egypt with a few people and resided there as an alien.(B) There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

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