Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
1 When AbramA was ninety-nine years old, the LordB appearedC to Abram,
and said to him, “I am GodD Almighty;E walkF beforeG me, and be blameless.H
2 And I will makeI my covenantJ between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.”K
3 Then Abram fellL on his face;M and GodN saidO to him,
4 “As for me,P this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestorQ of a multitudeR of nations.S
5 No longer shall your nameT beU Abram, but your name shall be Abraham;V for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful;W and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
7 I will establishX my covenant between me and you, and your offspringY after you throughout their generations,Z for an everlastingAA covenant, to be GodBB to you and to your offspring after you.
15 GodCC said to Abraham, “As for SaraiDD your wife,EE you shall not callFF herGG Sarai, but SarahHH shall be her name.
16 I will blessII her, and moreover I will giveJJ you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoplesKK shall come from her.”
Image credit: “God’s Promise to Abram” by Jill Kemp & Richard Gunther of Lambsongs.