Bible: Genesis 17:1-8

The Sign of the Covenant

17:1 When Abram was 99 years old, 1  the Lord appeared to him and said, 2 I am the sovereign God. 3  Walk 4  before me 5  and be blameless. 6  17:2 Then I will confirm my covenant 7  between me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants.” 8 

17:3 Abram bowed down with his face to the ground, 9  and God said to him, 10  17:4 As for me, 11  this 12  is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations. 17:5 No longer will your name be 13  Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham 14  because I will make you 15  the father of a multitude of nations. 17:6 I will make you 16  extremely 17  fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. 18  17:7 I will confirm 19  my covenant as a perpetual 20  covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 21  17:8 I will give the whole land of Canaan – the land where you are now residing 22 to you and your descendants after you as a permanent 23  possession. I will be their God.”

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