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Genesis 17 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

(Exo 12:43—13:2 )
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Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him,

“I am [fn]God Almighty;

Walk before Me, and be [fn]blameless.

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“I will [fn]make My covenant between Me and you,

And I will multiply you exceedingly.”

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Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,

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“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you,

And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.

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“No longer shall you be named [fn]Abram,

But your name shall be [fn]Abraham;

For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

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“I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:7 - “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your [fn]descendants after you throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your [fn]descendants after you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:8 - “And I will give to you and to your [fn]descendants after you the land where you live as a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
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God said further to Abraham, “Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your [fn]descendants after you throughout their generations.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:10 - “This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your [fn]descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:11 - “And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - “And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, including a slave who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, who is not of your [fn]descendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:13 - “A slave who is born in your house or who is bought with your money shall certainly be circumcised; so My covenant shall be in your flesh as an everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:14 - “But as for an uncircumcised male, one who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”
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Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife Sarai, you shall not call her by the name [fn]Sarai, but [fn]Sarah shall be her name.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:16 - “I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will [fn]come from her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:17 - Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Will a child be born to a man a hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth to a child?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:18 - And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before You!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:19 - But God said, “No, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you shall name him [fn]Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his [fn]descendants after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - “As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:21 - “But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:22 - When He finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
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Then Abraham took his son Ishmael, and all the slaves who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s household, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on this very same day, as God had said to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:24 - Now Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:25 - And his son Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:26 - On this very same day Abraham was circumcised, as well as his son Ishmael.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - And all the men of his household, those who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
NASB20 Footnotes
Heb El Shaddai
Lit complete, perfect; or having integrity
Lit give
I.e., exalted father
I.e., father of a multitude
Lit seed
Lit seed
Lit seed
Lit seed
Lit seed
Lit seed
I.e., princess
I.e., princess (in another dialect)
Lit be
I.e., he laughs
Lit seed

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