Genesis 17



Abram And Circumcision, The Sign Of The Covenant

1 Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.

1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

1 When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and announced, "I am God Almighty. Live in constant awareness that I'm always with you, and be blameless.

1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).

2 "I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."

2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

2 I'll establish my covenant between me and you, and I'll greatly increase your numbers."

2 And I will make My covenant (solemn pledge) between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly.

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

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

3 Then Abram fell to the ground as God continued speaking to him.

3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God said to him,

4 "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

4 "Look, I've made a covenant with you. You will be the father of many nations.

4 As for Me, behold, My covenant (solemn pledge) is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations.

5 "No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

5 Your name is no longer to be Abram. Instead your name will be Abraham, since I'll make you the father of many nations.

5 Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude], for I have made you the father of many nations.

6 "I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.

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

6 I'm going to cause you to have many descendants, and I'll bring nations from you. Kings will come from you.

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

7 "I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.

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 unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

7 I'm establishing my covenant between me and you, and with your descendants who come after you, generation after generation, as an eternal covenant, to be your God and your descendants' God after you.

7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting, solemn pledge, to be a God to you and to your posterity after you.

8 "I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

8 I'll give to you and to your descendants the land to which you have traveled all the land of Canaan as an eternal possession. I will be their God."

8 And I will give to you and to your posterity after you the land in which you are a stranger [going from place to place], all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

The Mark Of The Covenant

9 God said further to Abraham, "Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

9 God continued to speak to Abraham, "You and your descendants who are born in the future are to keep my covenant that is, you and your descendants, generation after generation.

9 And God said to Abraham, As for you, you shall therefore keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

10 "This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

10 Here is my covenant that you are to observe, between me and you and your descendants: Every male among you is to be circumcised.

10 This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your posterity after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised.

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.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

11 You are all to be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and this is to be the sign of the covenant between me and you.

11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a token or sign of the covenant (the promise or pledge) between Me and you.

12 "And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a servant who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, who is not of your descendants.

12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

12 Generation after generation, every male among you is to be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, including the servant born in your house or the one purchased from a foreigner, who is not of your offspring.

12 He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male throughout your generations, whether born in [your] house or bought with [your] money from any foreigner not of your offspring.

13 "A servant who is born in your house or who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

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

13 The servant born in your house or the one purchased with money is to be circumcised. My covenant is to remain in your flesh as an eternal covenant.

13 He that is born in your house and he that is bought with your money must be circumcised; and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

14 "But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."

14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

14 Any uncircumcised male who does not have the foreskin of his flesh circumcised on the eighth day after his birth is to be eliminated from his people because he has broken my covenant."

14 And the male who is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.

Isaac's Birth Promised

15 Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

15 God told Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are not to call her Sarai any longer, because her name is to be Sarah.

15 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai; but Sarah [Princess] her name shall be.

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 come from her."

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

16 I will bless her. Furthermore, I will give you a son from her. I will bless her, so that nations, kings, and people will come from her."

16 And I will bless her and give you a son also by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.

17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

17 Abraham fell to the ground, laughed, and told himself, "Can a child be born to a 100-year-old man? Can a 90-year-old Sarah give birth?"

17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son?

18 And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before You!"

18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

18 So Abraham responded to God, "If only Ishmael would live in constant awareness that you're always with him!"

18 And [he] said to God, Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!

19 But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

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

19 But God replied, "No, but your wife Sarah will give birth to your son, and you are to name him Isaac. I'll confirm my covenant with him as an eternal covenant for his descendants.

19 But God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed, and you shall call his name Isaac [laughter]; and I will establish My covenant or solemn pledge with him for an everlasting covenant and with his posterity after him.

20 "As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

20 And as for Ishmael, I've heard you. I'll bless him, and he'll have many descendants. I will multiply him greatly, he'll father twelve tribal leaders, and I'll cause his descendants to become a great nation.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

21 "But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year."

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

21 Now as to Isaac, I'll confirm my covenant with him, to whom Sarah will give birth as your son at this time next year."

21 But My covenant, My promise and pledge, I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.

22 When He finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

22 With that, God finished talking to Abraham, and ascended, leaving him.

22 And God stopped talking with him and went up from Abraham.

Abraham's Household Circumcised

23 Then Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all the servants 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 in the very same day, as God had said to him.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

23 Abraham took his son Ishmael and all the servants born in his house or purchased with his money every male among the men of his household and circumcised them that very day, just as God had spoken to him.

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 [those] of Abraham's house, and circumcised [them] the very same day, as God had said to him.

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

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

24 Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised,

24 And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised.

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

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

25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised.

26 In the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

26 Both Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised on that very day.

26 On the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son as well.

27 All the men of his household, who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

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

27 Every man born in his household as well as those who had been purchased with money from a foreigner was circumcised with him.

27 And all the men of his house, both those born in the house and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised along with him.



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