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Genesis 17 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord came to him, and said, I am God, Ruler of all; go in my ways and be upright in all things, 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 an agreement between you and me, and your offspring will be greatly increased. 2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."
3 And Abram went down on his face on the earth, and the Lord God went on talking with him, and said, 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,
4 As for me, my agreement is made with you, and you will be the father of nations without end. 4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
5 No longer will your name be Abram, but Abraham, for I have made you the father of a number 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 very fertile, so that nations will come from you and kings will be your offspring. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
7 And I will make between me and you and your seed after you through all generations, an eternal agreement to be a God to you and to your seed 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 to you and to your seed after you, I will give the land in which you are living, all the land of Canaan for an eternal heritage; 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, On your side, you are to keep the agreement, you and your seed after you through all 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 And this is the agreement which you are to keep with me, you and your seed after you: every male among you is to undergo circumcision. 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 In the flesh of your private parts you are to undergo it, as a mark of 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 Every male among you, from one generation to another, is to undergo circumcision when he is eight days old, with every servant whose birth takes place in your house, or for whom you gave money to someone of another country, and not of your seed. 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 He who comes to birth in your house and he who is made yours for a price, all are to undergo circumcision; so that my agreement may be marked in your flesh, an agreement for all time. 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 And any male who does not undergo circumcision will be cut off from his people: my agreement has been broken by him. 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, As for Sarai, your wife, from now her name will be not Sarai, but 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 And I will give her a blessing so that you will have a son by her: truly my blessing will be on her, and she will be the mother of nations: kings of peoples will be her offspring. 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 went down on his face, and laughing, said in his heart, May a man a hundred years old have a child? will Sarah, at ninety years old, give birth? 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, If only Ishmael's life might be your care! 18 And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!"
19 And God said, Not so; but Sarah, your wife, will have a son, and you will give him the name Isaac, and I will make my agreement with him for ever and with his seed 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 Ishmael, I have given ear to your prayer: truly I have given him my blessing and I will make him fertile and give him great increase; he will be the father of twelve chiefs, 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 my agreement will be with Isaac, to whom Sarah will give birth a year from this time. 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."
22 And having said these words, God went up from Abraham. 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael, his son, and all whose birth had taken place in his house, and all his servants whom he had made his for a price, every male of his house, and on that very day he gave them circumcision in the flesh of their private parts 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 underwent circumcision. 24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,
25 And Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he underwent circumcision. 25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen;
26 Abraham and Ishmael, his son, underwent circumcision on that very day. 26 Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day.
27 And all the men of his house, those whose birth had taken place in the house and those whom he had got for money from men of other lands, underwent circumcision 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.