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Genesis 17:1 NLT

1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.

Study tools for Genesis 17:1

  • a 17:5 - Abram means “exalted father”; Abraham sounds like a Hebrew term that means “father of many.”
  • b 17:7 - Hebrew seed; also in 17:7b, 8, 9, 10, 19 .
  • c 17:15 - Sarai and Sarah both mean “princess”; the change in spelling may reflect the difference in dialect between Ur and Canaan.
  • d 17:19 - Isaac means “he laughs.”