|Overview - Genesis 17|
|1||God renews the covenant with Abram, and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.|
|9||Circumcision is instituted.|
|15||Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.|
|17||Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.|
|23||Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.|
Genesis 17:20 (King James Version)
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.