When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, "I am God Almighty.a Live in My presence and be devout.b2
I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you greatly."
Then Abram fell to the ground,c and God spoke with him:
"As for Me, My covenant is with you, and you will become the father of many nations.d5
Your name will no longer be Abram,e but your name will be Abraham,f for I will make you the father of many nations.g6
I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you.