No longer will you be called Abram[a]; your name will be Abraham,[b](A) for I have made you a father of many nations.(B)

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

15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai(A) your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.(B)

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28 Then the man said, “Your name(A) will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a](B) because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”(C)

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  1. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.

10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[b](A) So he named him Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  2. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.

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