Now when Abram was ninety-nineyearsold, 1the LORDappeared to Abram and said to him, "I am aGod2Almighty; Walkbefore Me, and be b3blameless.
"I will cestablish My 4covenantbetween Me and you, And I will 5multiply you exceedingly."
3Abram6fell on his face, and Godtalked with him, saying,
"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a 7multitude of nations.
5"Nolonger shall your name be calleddAbram, But 8your name shall be eAbraham; For 9I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.
"I will make you exceedinglyfruitful, and I will makenations of you, and 10kings will comeforth from you.
"I will establish My covenantbetween Me and you and your fdescendantsafter you throughout their generations for an 11everlastingcovenant, 12to be God to you and 13to your gdescendantsafter you.
"14I will give to you and to your hdescendantsafter you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlastingpossession; and 15I will be their God."
9Godsaid further to Abraham, "Now as for you, 16you shall keep My covenant, you and your idescendantsafter you throughout their generations.
"17This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your jdescendantsafter you: everymale among you shall be circumcised.
"And 18you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenantbetween Me and you.
"And everymale among you who is 19eightdaysold shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a servant who is born in the house or who is bought with money from anyforeigner , who is not of your kdescendants.
"A servant who is born in your house or 20who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlastingcovenant.
"But an uncircumcisedmalewho is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be 21cutoff from his people; he has broken My covenant."
Then Godsaid to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her nameSarai, but lSarah shall be her name.
"I will bless her, and indeed I will give you 22a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; 23kings of peoples will mcome from her."
Then Abraham24fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundredyearsold? And 25will Sarah, who is ninetyyearsold, bear a child?"
And Abrahamsaid to God, "Oh that Ishmael might livebefore You!"
But Godsaid, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you 26a son, and you shall call his namenIsaac; and 27I will establish My covenant with him for an everlastingcovenant for his odescendantsafter him.
"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and 28will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. 29He shall pbecome the father of twelveprinces, and I will make him a 30greatnation.
"But My covenant I will establish with 31Isaac, whom32Sarah will bear to you at thisseasonnextyear."
When He finishedtalking with him, 33Godwent up from Abraham.
Then AbrahamtookIshmael his son, and all the servants who were 34born in his house and allwho were bought with his money, everymale among the men of Abraham'shousehold, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the verysameday, 35as God had said to him.
Now Abraham was ninety-nineyearsold when 36he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
And 37Ishmael his son was thirteenyearsold when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
In the verysamedayAbraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
27All the men of his household, who were 38born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner , were circumcised with him.