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9 Bible Verses about Changed Names

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Genesis 17:5

Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations.

Genesis 17:15

God said to Abraham, “As for your wife Sarai, do not call her Sarai, for Sarah will be her name.

Genesis 32:28

“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” He said. “It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”

Genesis 41:45

Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-paneah and gave him a wife, Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest at On. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.

Genesis 35:10-11

God said to him:Your name is Jacob;
you will no longer be named Jacob,
but your name will be Israel.So He named him Israel. God also said to him:I am God Almighty.
Be fruitful and multiply.
A nation, indeed an assembly of nations,
will come from you,
and kings will descend from you.

Ezekiel 48:35

The perimeter of the city will be six miles, and the name of the city from that day on will be: Yahweh Is There.”

Judges 6:32

That day, Gideon’s father called him Jerubbaal, saying, “Let Baal plead his case with him,” because he tore down his altar.

2 Samuel 12:25

and He sent a message through Nathan the prophet, who named him Jedidiah, because of the Lord.

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