Genesis 17:4
New International Version
"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.

New Living Translation
"This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of a multitude of nations!

English Standard Version
“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.

Berean Study Bible
“As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.

New American Standard Bible
"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.

King James Bible
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

Christian Standard Bible
"As for me, here is my covenant with you: You will become the father of many nations.

Good News Translation
"I make this covenant with you: I promise that you will be the ancestor of many nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations.

International Standard Version
"Look, I've made a covenant with you. You will be the father of many nations.

NET Bible
"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

New Heart English Bible
"As for me, look, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My promise is still with you. You will become the father of many nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be the father of a multitude of nations.

New American Standard 1977
“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold my covenant with thee: Thou shalt be a father of many Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

American King James Version
As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

American Standard Version
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be the father of a multitude of nations.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I, behold! my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God said to him: I AM, and my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father. of many nations.

Darby Bible Translation
It is I: behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of nations.

English Revised Version
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be the father of a multitude of nations.

Webster's Bible Translation
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

World English Bible
"As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

Young's Literal Translation
I -- lo, My covenant is with thee, and thou hast become father of a multitude of nations;
Study Bible
The Renaming of Abraham
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. 5No longer will you be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I have made you the father of many nations.…
Cross References
Romans 4:13
For it was not through the Law that Abraham and his descendants were promised that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Genesis 12:2
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Genesis 25:23
and He declared to her: "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."

Genesis 35:11
And God told him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation--even a company of nations--shall come from you, and kings shall descend from you.

Genesis 48:19
But his father refused. "I know, my son, I know!" he said. "He too shall become a people, and he too shall be great; nevertheless, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations."

Exodus 6:4
I also established My covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land where they lived as foreigners.

Treasury of Scripture

As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

a father.

Genesis 12:2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Genesis 13:16
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

Genesis 16:10
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

many nations.







Lexicon
“As for Me,
אֲנִ֕י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

this is
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

My covenant
בְרִיתִ֖י (ḇə·rî·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

with you:
אִתָּ֑ךְ (’it·tāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

You will be
וְהָיִ֕יתָ (wə·hā·yî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the father
לְאַ֖ב (lə·’aḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

of many
הֲמ֥וֹן (hă·mō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

nations.
גּוֹיִֽם׃ (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts
(4) Of many nations.--This is a feeble rendering of a remarkable phrase. Literally the word signifies a confused noise like the din of a populous city. Abram is to be the father of a thronging crowd of nations. And so in Genesis 17:5.

Verse 4. - As for me. Literally, I, standing alone at the beginning of the sentence by way of emphasis (cf. 2 Kings 10:29; Psalm 11:4; Psalm 46:5; wide Ewald's 'Hebrew Syntax,' § 309). Equivalent to "So far as I am concerned," or, "I for my part," or, "So far as relates to me." Behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be - literally, shalt become (cf. Genesis 2:7), or grow to (cf. Genesis 9:15) - a father of many (or of a multitude of) nations. 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.
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