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Genesis 17:4-6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations.[a] Your name will no longer be Abram,[b] but your name will be Abraham,[c] for I will make you the father of many nations. I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you.


  1. Genesis 17:4 Abraham was the father of the Israelites, Ishmaelites, Edomites, and Midianites. Spiritually, he is the father of all believers; Gl 3:7,29.
  2. Genesis 17:5 = The Father Is Exalted
  3. Genesis 17:5 = Father of a Multitude

Genesis 18:18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.

Genesis 46:3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

God said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.

Deuteronomy 26:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God:

My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

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