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Genesis 17 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 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 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly." 2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."
3 Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,
4 "Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
5 No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of 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 make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come forth 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 establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. 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 And I will give to you, and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." 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 And God said to Abraham, "As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. 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 covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your descendants after you: Every male among you shall 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 You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you. 11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.
12 He that is eight days old among you shall be circumcised; every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house, or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring, 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 both he that is born in your house and he that is bought with your money, shall be circumcised. So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant. 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 uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant." 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 And God said to Abraham, "As for Sar'ai your wife, you shall not call her name Sar'ai, but Sarah shall be her name. 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 moreover I will give you a son by her; I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall 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 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said to himself, "Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?" 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 And Abraham said to God, "O that Ish'mael might live in thy sight!" 18 And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!"
19 God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 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 Ish'mael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him 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 establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this season next year." 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."
22 When he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham. 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.
23 Then Abraham took Ish'mael his son and all the slaves born in his house or bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very day, as God had said to him. 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 in the flesh of his foreskin. 24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,
25 And Ish'mael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen;
26 That very day Abraham and his son Ish'mael were circumcised; 26 Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day.
27 and all the men of his house, those born in the house and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him. 27 And every male in Abraham's household, including those born in his household or bought from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.