Genesis 17:5
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.

Berean Study Bible
No longer will you be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I have made you the father of many 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.

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

Good News Translation
Your name will no longer be Abram, but Abraham, because I am making you the ancestor of many nations.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thy name shall no more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraam, for I have made thee a father of many nations.

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;
Study Bible
The Renaming of Abraham
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. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will descend 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
And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; you will no longer be called Jacob, but your name will be Israel." So God named him Israel.

Nehemiah 9:7
You are the LORD, the God who chose Abram, who brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans 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 unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

Genesis 32:28
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Numbers 13:16
These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.

Abraham.







Lexicon
No
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

longer {will}
ע֛וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

you be called
יִקָּרֵ֥א (yiq·qā·rê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

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

but your name
שִׁמְךָ֙ (šim·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

will be
וְהָיָ֤ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Abraham,
אַבְרָהָ֔ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

for
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I have made
נְתַתִּֽיךָ׃ (nə·ṯat·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you the father
אַב־ (’aḇ-)
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.
גּוֹיִ֖ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts
(5) Abram.--That is, high father.

Abraham = Father of a multitude, "raham" being an Arabic word, perhaps current in Hebrew in ancient times. Another interpretation of Abram is that it is equivalent to Abi-aram, Father of Aram, or Syria. This too is an Arabic form, like Abimael in Genesis 10:28. By some commentators the stress is thrown upon the insertion of the letter "h," as being the representative of the name Yahveh or Yehveh. (Compare the change of Oshea into Jehoshua, Numbers 13:16.)

Verse 5. - Neither shall thy name any mere be called Abram, - Abram, i.e. high father (vide Genesis 11:26); but Abraham - Abraham (in Arabic signifying a multitude); hence "the father of a multitude," as the next clause explains - for a father of many (or a multitude of) nations have I made thee. 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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