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Genesis 17

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17:1 And Abram was ninety-nine years old, when Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said to him, I [am] the Almighty łGod: walk before my face, and be perfect.

17:2 And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.

17:3 And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,

17:4 It is I: behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of nations.

17:5 And thy name shall no more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

17:6 And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee.

17:8 And I give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be a God to them.

17:9 And God said to Abraham, And [as for] thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations.

17:10 This is my covenant which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee -- that every male among you be circumcised.

17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and [that] shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

17:12 And at eight days old shall every male in your generations be circumcised among you -- he who is born in the house, and he who is bought with money, any stranger who is not of thy seed.

17:13 He who is born in thy house, and he who is bought with thy money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

17:14 And the uncircumcised male who hath not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples: he hath broken my covenant.

17:15 And God said to Abraham, [As to] Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

17:16 And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son also of her; and I will bless her, and she shall become nations: kings of peoples shall be of her.

17:17 And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?

17:18 And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!

17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall indeed bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.

17:20 And for Ishmael I have heard thee: behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will very greatly multiply him; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to thee at this appointed time in the next year.

17:22 And he left off talking with him; and God went up from Abraham.

17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money -- every male among the people of Abraham's house -- and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on that same day, as God had said to him.

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

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

17:26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son;

17:27 and all the men of his house, born in his house, or bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.