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17 As it is recorded in the Scriptures, “I have appointed you the father of many nations.”[a] In the presence of the God who creates out of nothing and holds the power to bring to life what is dead, Abraham believed and so became our father.

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  1. 4:17 Genesis 17:5

17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”[a](A) He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life(B) to the dead and calls(C) into being things that were not.(D)

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  1. Romans 4:17 Gen. 17:5

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