|Overview - Genesis 17|
|1||God renews the covenant with Abram, and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.|
|9||Circumcision is instituted.|
|15||Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.|
|17||Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.|
|23||Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.|
Genesis 17:18 (King James Version)
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!