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Genesis 17:3-5 Good News Translation (GNT)

Abram bowed down with his face touching the ground, and God said, “I make this covenant with you: I promise that you will be the ancestor of many nations. Your name will no longer be Abram, but Abraham,[a] because I am making you the ancestor of many nations.


  1. Genesis 17:5 This name sounds like the Hebrew for “ancestor of many nations.”
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Genesis 17:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram[a]; your name will be Abraham,[b] for I have made you a father of many nations.


  1. Genesis 17:5 Abram means exalted father.
  2. Genesis 17:5 Abraham probably means father of many.
New International Version (NIV)

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