Genesis 17:1–8


17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty.c LiveE in my presence and be blameless.d I will set up my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you greatly.”

Then Abram fell facedown and God spoke with him: “As for me, here is my covenant with you: You will become the father of many nations. Your name will no longer be Abram;F your name will be Abraham,G for I will make you the father of many nations.e I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. I will confirm my covenant that is between me and you and your future offspring throughout their generations. It is a permanent covenantf to be your God and the God of your offspring after you.g And to you and your future offspringh I will give the land where you are residing—all the land of Canaan—as a permanent possession,i and I will be their God.”

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