When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty. Obey me and do what is right.
I will make an agreement between us, and I will make you the ancestor of many people."
Then Abram bowed facedown on the ground. God said to him,
"I am making my agreement with you: I will make you the father of many nations.
I am changing your name from Abramn to Abrahamnbecause I am making you a father of many nations.
I will give you many descendants. New nations will be born from you, and kings will come from you.