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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:1 - When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:2 - “And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:3 - Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:4 - “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:5 - “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:6 - “I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:7 - “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:8 - “Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:9 - And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your 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 descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:11 - “and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - “He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:13 - “He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money must be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:14 - “And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:15 - Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:16 - “And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:17 - Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:18 - And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:19 - Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:21 - “But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:22 - Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:23 - So Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very same day, as God had said to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:24 - Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:25 - And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:26 - That very same day Abraham was circumcised, and his son Ishmael;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - and all the men of his house, born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

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