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 Genesis 17:1 - 27
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 17
17:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty F79 ; walk before me and be blameless.
 
17:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."
 
17:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,
 
17:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
 
17:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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No longer will you be called Abram F80 ; your name will be Abraham, F81 for I have made you a father of many nations.
 
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
 
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
 
17:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God."
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
 
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
 
17:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.
 
17:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner - those who are not your offspring.
 
17:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant.
 
17:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."
 
17:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.
 
17:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."
 
17:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
 
17:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!"
 
17:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then God said, "Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. F82 I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
 
17:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.
 
17:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."
 
17:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.
 
17:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or bought with his money, every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him.
 
17:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,
 
17:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and his son Ishmael was thirteen;
 
17:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day.
 
17:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And every male in Abraham's household, including those born in his household or bought from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F79 Hebrew El-Shaddai
F80 Abram means exalted father.
F81 Abraham means father of many.
F82 Isaac means he laughs.

 
 

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