And I will make of thee a great nation, and will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a [a]blessing.

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  1. Genesis 12:2 The world shall recover by thy seed, which is Christ, the blessing which they lost in Adam.

17 5 Abram’s name is changed to confirm him in the promise. 8 The land of Canaan is the fifth time promised. 12 Circumcision instituted. 15 Sarai is named Sarah. 18 Abraham prayeth for Ishmael. 19 Isaac is promised. 23 Abraham and his house are circumcised.

When Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God [a]all sufficient, (A)walk before me, and be thou [b]upright,

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  1. Genesis 17:1 Or, Almighty.
  2. Genesis 17:1 Or, without hypocrisy.

17 Therefore will I surely bless thee, and will greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore, and thy seed shall possess the [a]gate of his enemies.

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  1. Genesis 22:17 Or, holds.

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