When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty;a walk before me, and be 1blameless,
that I may make my covenant between me and you, and 2may multiply you greatly."
Then Abram 3fell on his face. And God said to him,
"Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be 4the father of a multitude of nations.
No longer shall your name be called Abram,b but 5your name shall be Abraham,c6for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make 7you into nations, and 8kings shall come from you.