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Genesis 17:1–6

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Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;1 walk before me, and be nblameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and omay multiply you greatly.” Then Abram pfell on his face. And God said to him, “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be qthe father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram,2 but ryour name shall be Abraham,3 sfor I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make tyou into nations, and ukings shall come from you.

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Hebrew El Shaddai

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Abram means exalted father

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Abraham means father of a multitude

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