Genesis 17:3
New International Version
Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,

New Living Translation
At this, Abram fell face down on the ground. Then God said to him,

English Standard Version
Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him,

Berean Study Bible
Then Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,

King James Bible
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

New King James Version
Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:

New American Standard Bible
Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,

NASB 1995
Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,

NASB 1977
And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,

Amplified Bible
Then Abram fell on his face [in worship], and God spoke with him, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Abram fell facedown and God spoke with him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abram fell facedown and God spoke with him: “

American Standard Version
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Behold, I do establish my covenant with you and you shall be the father to the multitude of the nations.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke to him, saying,

Contemporary English Version
Abram bowed with his face to the ground, and God said:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abram tell flat on his face.

English Revised Version
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Good News Translation
Abram bowed down with his face touching the ground, and God said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Immediately, Abram bowed with his face touching the ground, and again God spoke to him,

International Standard Version
Then Abram fell to the ground as God continued speaking to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying:

Literal Standard Version
And Abram falls on his face, and God speaks with him, saying,

NET Bible
Abram bowed down with his face to the ground, and God said to him,

New Heart English Bible
Then Abram fell facedown, and God talked with him, saying,

World English Bible
Abram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Abram falleth upon his face, and God speaketh with him, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Renaming of Abraham
2I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.” 3Then Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4“As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.…

Cross References
Genesis 17:17
Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, "Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah give birth at the age of ninety?"

Genesis 18:2
And Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Joshua 5:14
"Neither," He replied. "I have now come as Commander of the LORD's army." Then Joshua fell facedown in reverence and asked Him, "What does my Lord have to say to His servant?"

Ezekiel 1:28
The appearance of the brilliant light all around Him was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.


Treasury of Scripture

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Genesis 17:17
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

Exodus 3:6
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

Leviticus 9:23,24
And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people…









Verse 3. - And Abram fell on his face - in reverential awe and worship (vide Ver. 17; cf. Genesis 24:52; Numbers 16:22; Mark 14:35). Other attitudes of devotion are mentioned (1 Kings 8:54; Mark 4:25; 1 Timothy 2:8). And God - Elohim, the third name for the Deity within the compass of as many verses, thus indicating identity of being - talked with him, saying -

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Abram
אַבְרָ֖ם (’aḇ·rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 87: Abram -- 'exalted father', the original name of Abraham

fell facedown,
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

and God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

said
וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to him,
אִתּ֛וֹ (’it·tōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among


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