Genesis 17:5

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall bee Abraham: for a father of many nations haue I made thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No longer will your name be Abram, but Abraham, for I have made you the father of a number of nations.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 17:5


17:5 In token of this, his name was changed from Abram, a high father, to Abraham, the father of a multitude. This was to confirm the faith of Abraham, while he was childless; perhaps even his own name was sometimes an occasion of grief to him; Why should he be called a high father, who was not a father at all? But now God had promised him a numerous issue, and had given him a name which signified so much; that name was his joy.


Discussion for Genesis 17

  • Irene123
    V. 21 - As many times as I've read this chap. - I just now noticed v. 21 - God named 'Isaac' before he was born.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    It is awesome that we are worshiping a covenant-keeping God and sad that humans falter in keeping their side of the bargain. The redemption plan of God, a further attestation of the covenant, to keep snatching us from the jaws of everlasting death by sending His Son Jesus to shed His Precious Blood for the remission of our sins still avails for whosoever will.
  • Irene123
    TO AWAL - GEN. 17:10; GALATIANS 5:2 -- NO CONTRADICTION; THE O.T. WAS A DIFFERENT DISPENSATION OF TIME FROM THE N.T.THE O.T. LAWS WERE PHYSICAL - A 'SHADOW' OF THE N.T. 'GRACE' OF GOD'S SPIRITUAL LAWS. THE O.T. LAWS COULD NOT SAVE US; THEY JUST 'ROLLED BACK' THE PEOPLE'S SINS FOR ONE YEAR, THEN ALL THE SACRIFICISES HAD TO BE DONE AGAIN. BUT THE CIRCUMCISION ONLY ONCE.
  • Awal
    I see contradiction in between Genesis 17:10 and Galatians 5:2.between
  • Kalombo
    I love this verse on its spiritual meaning :pirication of the sin,circumcition of the heart removal of sin
  • Nicola allen
    it teaches us to always wait an trust God as His timing Is perfect no matter how our circumstances may look an how frustrating we may be we need to pray an God will see us true the long journey to be patient in our needs and not to try an work it out ourselves

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