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Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father's household to the land that I will show you.
However, only to your ancestors did he show his loving favor, and he chose you, their descendants, from all peoples -- as is apparent today.
Joshua told all the people, "Here is what the Lord God of Israel says: 'In the distant past your ancestors lived beyond the Euphrates River, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor. They worshiped other gods,
"You, my servant Israel, Jacob whom I have chosen, offspring of Abraham my friend,
Look at Abraham, your father, and Sarah, who gave you birth. When I summoned him, he was a lone individual, but I blessed him and gave him numerous descendants.
No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.
I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever.