Genesis 17:15
New International Version
God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.

New Living Translation
Then God said to Abraham, “Regarding Sarai, your wife—her name will no longer be Sarai. From now on her name will be Sarah.

English Standard Version
And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Berean Study Bible
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, do not call her Sarai, for her name is to be Sarah.

King James Bible
And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

New King James Version
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

New American Standard Bible
Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife Sarai, you shall not call her by the name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

NASB 1995
Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

NASB 1977
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Amplified Bible
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai (my princess), but her name will be Sarah (Princess).

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God said to Abraham, "As for your wife Sarai, do not call her Sarai, for Sarah will be her name.

American Standard Version
And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God said to Abraam, Sara thy wife - her name shall not be called Sara, Sarrha shall be her name.

Contemporary English Version
Abraham, from now on your wife's name will be Sarah instead of Sarai.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God said also to Abraham: Sarai thy wife thou shalt not call Sarai, but Sara.

English Revised Version
And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

Good News Translation
God said to Abraham, "You must no longer call your wife Sarai; from now on her name is Sarah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God said to Abraham, "Don't call your wife by the name Sarai anymore. Instead, her name is Sarah [Princess].

International Standard Version
God told Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are not to call her Sarai any longer, because her name is to be Sarah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God said unto Abraham: 'As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

Literal Standard Version
And God says to Abraham, “Sarai your wife—you do not call her name Sarai, for Sarah [is] her name;

NET Bible
Then God said to Abraham, "As for your wife, you must no longer call her Sarai; Sarah will be her name.

New Heart English Bible
God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.

World English Bible
God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.

Young's Literal Translation
And God saith unto Abraham, 'Sarai thy wife -- thou dost not call her name Sarai, for Sarah is her name;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Covenant of Circumcision
14But if any male is not circumcised, he will be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.” 15Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, do not call her Sarai, for her name is to be Sarah. 16And I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will descend from her.”…

Cross References
Genesis 11:29
And Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. Abram's wife was named Sarai, and Nahor's wife was named Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, who was the father of both Milcah and Iscah.

Genesis 17:14
But if any male is not circumcised, he will be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."

Genesis 17:16
And I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will descend from her."

Isaiah 51:1
"Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the quarry from which you were hewn.


Treasury of Scripture

And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

As.

Genesis 17:5
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Genesis 32:28
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

2 Samuel 12:25
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

Sarah.









(15) Sarai.--Probably princely, an adjective of the same form as shaddai, Genesis 17:1; while Sarah means princess. The change of name shows that she was admitted to the covenant. (Comp. Genesis 17:10.)

Verse 15. - And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, - who, not having hitherto been mentioned in any of the promises, is now expressly taken into covenant, and accordingly receives a new name (cf. Ver. 5; Genesis 32:28; Revelation 3:12) - thou shalt not call her name Sarai, - "my princess" (Gesenius); "princely, noble" (Ikenins, Rosenmüller, Keil, Delitzsch); "the heroine" (Knobel); "strife, contention" (Ewald, Murphy), with special reference to her struggle against sterility. (Kalisch) - but Sarah "princess" (Gesenius), the meaning being that, whereas formerly she was Abram's princess only, she was henceforth to be recognized as a princess generally, i.e. as the mother of the Church (Jerome, Augustine), or as princess to the Lord, the letter A being taken from the name Jehovah, as in the change of Abram into Abraham (the Rabbis); though Ikenius and Rosenmüller derive from an Arabic root, sara, to have a numerous progeny - shall her name be.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Then God
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Abraham,
אַבְרָהָ֔ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

“As for Sarai
שָׂרַ֣י (śā·ray)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8297: Sarai -- a wife of Abram

your wife,
אִשְׁתְּךָ֔ (’iš·tə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

do not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

call
תִקְרָ֥א (ṯiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

her Sarai,
שָׂרָ֑י (śā·rāy)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8297: Sarai -- a wife of Abram

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

her name [is to be]
שְׁמָֽהּ׃ (šə·māh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

Sarah.
שָׂרָ֖ה (śā·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8283: Sarah -- 'princess', a wife of Abraham


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