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Genesis 17 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty. Obey me and do what is right. 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.
2 I will make an agreement between us, and I will make you the ancestor of many people." 2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."
3 Then Abram bowed facedown on the ground. God said to him, 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,
4 "I am making my agreement with you: I will make you the father of many nations. 4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
5 I am changing your name from Abramn to Abrahamnbecause I am making you a father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
6 I will give you many descendants. New nations will be born from you, and kings will come from you. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
7 And I will make an agreement between me and you and all your descendants from now on: I will be your God and the God of all your descendants. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
8 You live in the land of Canaan now as a stranger, but I will give you and your descendants all this land forever. And I will be the God of your descendants." 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God."
9 Then God said to Abraham, "You and your descendants must keep this agreement from now on. 9 Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
10 This is my agreement with you and all your descendants, which you must obey: Every male among you must be circumcised. 10 This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
11 Cut away your foreskin to show that you are prepared to follow the agreement between me and you. 11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.
12 From now on when a baby boy is eight days old, you will circumcise him. This includes any boy born among your people or any who is your slave, who is not one of your descendants. 12 For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner--those who are not your offspring.
13 Circumcise every baby boy whether he is born in your family or bought as a slave. Your bodies will be marked to show that you are part of my agreement that lasts forever. 13 Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant.
14 Any male who is not circumcised will be cut off from his people, because he has broken my agreement." 14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."
15 God said to Abraham, "I will change the name of Sarai, your wife, to Sarah. 15 God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.
16 I will bless her and give her a son, and you will be the father. She will be the mother of many nations. Kings of nations will come from her." 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."
17 Abraham bowed facedown on the ground and laughed. He said to himself, "Can a man have a child when he is a hundred years old? Can Sarah give birth to a child when she is ninety?" 17 Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
18 Then Abraham said to God, "Please let Ishmael be the son you promised." 18 And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!"
19 God said, "No, Sarah your wife will have a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will make my agreement with him to be an agreement that continues forever with all his descendants. 19 Then God said, "Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
20 "As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will bless him and give him many descendants. And I will cause their numbers to grow greatly. He will be the father of twelve great leaders, and I will make him into a great nation. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.
21 But I will make my agreement with Isaac, the son whom Sarah will have at this same time next year." 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."
22 After God finished talking with Abraham, God rose and left him. 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.
23 Then Abraham gathered Ishmael, all the males born in his camp, and the slaves he had bought. So that day Abraham circumcised every man and boy in his camp as God had told him to do. 23 On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or bought with his money, every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him.
24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised. 24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,
25 And Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised. 25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen;
26 Abraham and his son were circumcised on the same day. 26 Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day.
27 Also on that day all the men in Abraham's camp were circumcised, including all those born in his camp and all the slaves he had bought from other nations. 27 And every male in Abraham's household, including those born in his household or bought from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.