Genesis 17:5

Overview - Genesis 17
God renews the covenant with Abram, and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.
Circumcision is instituted.
15 Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.
17 Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.
23 Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.
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Genesis 17:5  (King James Version)
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
 


but thy name
15 ; 32:28 Numbers 13:16 ; 2 Samuel 12:25 ; Nehemiah 9:7 ; Isaiah 62:2-4 ; 65:15 Jeremiah 20:3
Jeremiah 23:6 ; Matthew 1:21-23 ; John 1:42 ; Revelation 2:17

Abraham
i.e., father of a great multitude.

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