17 Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham(A) what I am about to do?(B) 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation,(C) and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.[a] 19 For I have chosen him(D), so that he will direct his children(E) and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord(F) by doing what is right and just,(G) so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”(H)

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  1. Genesis 18:18 Or will use his name in blessings (see 48:20)

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