Nehemiah 9:7

7 “You are the LORD God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham.

Nehemiah 9:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;
ESV
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.
NLT
7 “You are the LORD God, who chose Abram and brought him from Ur of the Chaldeans and renamed him Abraham.
MSG
7 You're the one, God, the God who chose Abram And brought him from Ur of the Chaldees and changed his name to Abraham.
CSB
7 You are the Lord God who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans, and changed his name to 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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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 And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said: “Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. ” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.
6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
7 “You are the LORD God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham.
8 You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.
9 “You saw the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt; you heard their cry at the Red Sea.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 16:11
  • 2. S Genesis 11:28; Genesis 11:31
  • 3. S Genesis 17:5