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Genesis 17:15

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17:15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife, you must no longer call her Sarai; 1  Sarah 2  will be her name.

1 tn Heb “[As for] Sarai your wife, you must not call her name Sarai, for Sarah [will be] her name.”

2 sn Sarah. The name change seems to be a dialectical variation, both spellings meaning “princess” or “queen.” Like the name Abram, the name Sarai symbolized the past. The new name Sarah, like the name Abraham, would be a reminder of what God intended to do for Sarah in the future.



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