Genesis 17:1-6 CSB

Covenant Circumcision

1 When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, "I am God Almighty.a Live in My presence and be devout.b

References for Genesis 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Gn 28:3; 35:11; Ex 6:3
    • b 17:1 - Gn 6:9; Ps 15:2; Lk 1:6
      2 I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you greatly."
      3 Then Abram fell to the ground,c and God spoke with him:

      References for Genesis 17:3

        • c 17:3 - Lit fell on his face
          4 "As for Me, My covenant is with you, and you will become the father of many nations.d

          References for Genesis 17:4

            • d 17:4 - Abraham was father not only of the Israelites, but also of the Ishmaelites, the Edomites, and the Midianites. Spiritually, he is the father of all believers; Gl 3:7,29.
              5 Your name will no longer be Abram,e but your name will be Abraham,f for I will make you the father of many nations.g

              References for Genesis 17:5

                • e 17:5 - The Father Is Exalted
                • f 17:5 - Father of a Multitude
                • g 17:5 - Rm 4:17-18
                  6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you.