17 as it is written, n“I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, owho gives life to the dead and calls into existence pthe things that do not exist.
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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.
In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”
He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.
1 Corinthians 1:28
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
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