The Lord had said to Abram

Abraham at the altarThe Lord had said to Abram.

[ The Call of Abram ] The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai.
and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.
The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.
So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
[ The Lord’s Covenant With Abram ] After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”
But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?”
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—
[ The Covenant of Circumcision ] When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.
“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham.