When Avram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Avram, and said to him, "I am El Shaddai. Walk before me, and be blameless.
I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
Avram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,
"As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.
Neither will your name any more be called Avram, but your name will be Avraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made you.
I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Kings will come out of you.
I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed after you.