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.


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