Genesis 17 - KJV

1 The covenant of circumcision

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, ch. 28:3;Ex. 6:3I am the Almighty God; 2 Ki. 20:3walk before me, and be thou Deut. 18:13[a]perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and ch. 12:2will multiply thee exceedingly.

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

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be Rom. 4:11,12,16a father of [b]many nations.

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but Neh. 9:7thy name shall be [c]Abraham; Rom. 4:17for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make ch. 35:11nations of thee, and Mat. 1:6kings shall come out of thee.

7 And I will Gal. 3:17establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, ch. 26:24;& 28:13to be a God unto thee, and to Rom. 9:8thy seed after thee.

8 And ch. 12:7I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land ch. 23:4;& 28:4[d]wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and Ex. 6:7;Lev. 26:12I will be their God.

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

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Acts 7:8Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be Rom. 4:11a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And [e]he that is eight days old Lev. 12:3;Luke 2:21shall 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.

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.

14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul Ex. 4:24shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

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

16 And I will bless her, ch. 18:10and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and [g]she shall be a mother ch. 35:11;Gal. 4:31;1 Pet. 3:6of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, ch. 18:12;& 21:6and 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?

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

19 And God said, ch. 18:10;& 21:2;Gal. 4:28Sarah 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.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and ch. 16:10will multiply him exceedingly; ch. 25:12,16twelve princes shall he beget, ch. 21:18and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, ch. 21:2which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

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

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.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, 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.

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

27 And ch. 18:19all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

28 -27 The three visitors


a. Genesis 17:1 Or, upright, or, sincere
b. Genesis 17:4 Heb. multitude of nations
c. Genesis 17:5 [That is, Father of a great multitude]
d. Genesis 17:8 Heb. of thy sojournings
e. Genesis 17:12 Heb. a son of eight days
f. Genesis 17:15 [That is, Princess]
g. Genesis 17:16 Heb. she shall become nations

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