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 blameless.
And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous."
Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him,
"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.
No longer shall your name be Abram, b but your name shall be Abraham; c for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.
I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
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