Good News Translation
4 “I make this covenant with you: I promise that you will be the ancestor of many nations. 5 (A)Your name will no longer be Abram, but Abraham,[a] because I am making you the ancestor of many nations. 6 I will give you many descendants, and some of them will be kings. You will have so many descendants that they will become nations.
7 (B)“I will keep my promise to you and to your descendants in future generations as an everlasting covenant. I will be your God and the God of your descendants. 8 (C)I will give to you and to your descendants this land in which you are now a foreigner. The whole land of Canaan will belong to your descendants forever, and I will be their God.”Read full chapter
- Genesis 17:5 This name sounds like the Hebrew for “ancestor of many nations.”