No longer will you be called Abram[a]; your name will be Abraham,[b](A) for I have made you a father of many nations.(B)

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  1. Genesis 17:5 Abram means exalted father.
  2. Genesis 17:5 Abraham probably means father of many.
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Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

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15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai(A) your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.(B)

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15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

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28 Then the man said, “Your name(A) will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a](B) because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”(C)

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  1. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
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28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

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10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[b](A) So he named him Israel.

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  1. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  2. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
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10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

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