Nehemiah 9:7

7 You are the LORD, the God 1who chose Abram and brought him out of 2Ur of the Chaldeans 3and gave him the name Abraham.

Nehemiah 9:7 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 9:7

Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram
From among the Chaldeans, and out of his father's family:

and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees;
by calling him from thence, of which see ( Genesis 11:28 Genesis 11:31 ) ( 12:1 ) , to which may be added what Amama F24 on that place observes; that some think that the sacred fire, which the Chaldeans worshipped, was kept in this city, from whence it was called Ur, that being worshipped by them and by the Assyrians under the name of Ur F25:

and gavest him the name of Abraham;
which was changed when the covenant of circumcision was given him, ( Genesis 17:5 ) .


F24 Anti-barbar. Biblic. l. 3. p. 652.
F25 Fortunati Schaech. Elaeochrism. Myrothec. l. 1. c. 9. col. 44.

Nehemiah 9:7 In-Context

5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, "Stand up and bless the LORD your God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
6 "You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
7 You are the LORD, the God who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and gave him the name Abraham.
8 You found his heart faithful before you, and made with him the covenant to give to his offspring the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite. And you have kept your promise, for you are righteous.
9 "And you saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt and heard their cry at the Red Sea,

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