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The Sign of the Covenant(A)

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord (B)appeared to Abram and said to him, (C)“I am [a]Almighty God; (D)walk before Me and be (E)blameless. And I will make My (F)covenant between Me and you, and (G)will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be (H)a father of [b]many nations. No longer shall (I)your name be called [c]Abram, but your name shall be [d]Abraham; (J)for I have made you a father of [e]many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make (K)nations of you, and (L)kings shall come from you. And I will (M)establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, (N)to be God to you and (O)your descendants after you.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:1 Heb. El Shaddai
  2. Genesis 17:4 Lit. a multitude of nations
  3. Genesis 17:5 Lit. Exalted Father
  4. Genesis 17:5 Lit. Father of a Multitude
  5. Genesis 17:5 a multitude of

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