Genesis 17 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am El Shaddai. Walk with me and be trustworthy. 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 a covenant between us and I will give you many, many descendants." 2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."
3 Abram fell on his face, and God said to him, 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,
4 "But me, my covenant is with you; you will be the ancestor of many nations. 4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
5 And because I have made you the ancestor of many nations, your name will no longer be Abram but Abraham. 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. I will produce nations 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 I will set up my covenant with you and your descendants after you in every generation as an enduring covenant. I will be your God and your descendants' God 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 I will give you and your descendants the land in which you are immigrants, the whole land of Canaan, as an enduring 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 God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants in every generation. 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 that you and your descendants must keep: Circumcise every male. 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 must circumcise the flesh of your foreskins, and it will be a symbol of the covenant between us. 11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.
12 On the eighth day after birth, every male in every generation must be circumcised, including those who are not your own children: those born in your household and those purchased with silver from foreigners. 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 Be sure you circumcise those born in your household and those purchased with your silver. Your flesh will embody my covenant as an enduring 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 whose flesh of his foreskin remains uncircumcised will 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 God said to Abraham, "As for your wife Sarai, you will no longer call her Sarai. Her name will now be 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 even give you a son from her. I will bless her so that she will become nations, and kings of peoples 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 fell on his face and laughed. He said to himself, Can a 100-year-old man become a father, or a 99-year-old woman have 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 To God Abraham said, "If only you would accept Ishmael!" 18 And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!"
19 But God said, "No, your wife Sarah will give birth to a son for you, and you will name him Isaac. I will set up my covenant with him and with his descendants after him as an enduring covenant. 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've heard your request. I will bless him and make him fertile and give him many, many descendants. He will be the ancestor of twelve tribal leaders, and I will make a great nation of him. 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 set up my covenant with Isaac, who will be born to Sarah at this time next year. 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."
22 When God finished speaking to him, God ascended, leaving Abraham alone. 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.
23 Abraham took his son Ishmael, all those born in his household, and all those purchased with his silver—that is, every male in Abraham's household—and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that same day, just 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 99 years old when he circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, 24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,
25 and his son Ishmael was 13 years old when the flesh of his foreskin was circumcised. 25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen;
26 That same day Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised. 26 Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day.
27 All the men of his household, those born in his household and those purchased with silver from foreigners, 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.