Genesis 17:5
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New International Version
No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.

New Living Translation
What's more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations.

English Standard Version
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

New American Standard Bible
"No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations.

International Standard Version
Your name is no longer to be Abram. Instead your name will be Abraham, since I'll make you the father of many nations.

NET Bible
No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.

New Heart English Bible
Neither will your name any more be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So your name will no longer be Abram [Exalted Father], but Abraham [Father of Many] because I have made you a father of many nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

New American Standard 1977
“No longer shall your name be called Abram,
            But your name shall be Abraham;
            For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.



Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither shall thy name any longer be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many Gentiles have I made thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.

American King James Version
Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.

American Standard Version
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither shall thy name be called any more Abram: but thou shalt be called Abraham: because I have made thee a father of many nations.

Darby Bible Translation
And thy name shall no more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

English Revised Version
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Neither will your name any more be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

Young's Literal Translation
and thy name is no more called Abram, but thy name hath been Abraham, for father of a multitude of nations have I made thee;

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1-6 The covenant was to be accomplished in due time. The promised Seed was Christ, and Christians in him. And all who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abram, being partakers of the same covenant blessings. In token of this covenant his name was changed from Abram, a high father, to Abraham, the father of a multitude. All that the Christian world enjoys, it is indebted for to Abraham and his Seed.
Study Bible
Abram Named Abraham
4"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations. 5"No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. 6"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.…
Cross References
Romans 4:17
As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the presence of God, in whom he believed, the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being what does not yet exist.

Genesis 35:10
God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name." Thus He called him Israel.

Nehemiah 9:7
"You are the LORD God, Who chose Abram And brought him out from Ur of the Chaldees, And gave him the name Abraham.
Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.

but thy name.

Genesis 17:15 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call …

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Numbers 13:16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. …

2 Samuel 12:25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his …

Nehemiah 9:7 You are the LORD the God, who did choose Abram, and brought him forth …

Isaiah 62:2-4 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your …

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord …

Jeremiah 20:3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah …

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: …

Matthew 1:21-23 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: …

John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, …

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

Abraham. i.e., father of a great multitude.

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