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Genesis 17:13

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.

Read Genesis 17:13 Using Other Translations

He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
both he who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money, shall surely be circumcised. So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant.
All must be circumcised. Your bodies will bear the mark of my everlasting covenant.

What does Genesis 17:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 17:13

He that is born in thine house, and he that is bought with
thy money, must needs be circumcised
Or "in circumcising shall be circumcised" F12, shall certainly be circumcised; this is repeated to denote the necessity of it, and what care should be taken that this be done, because there was to be no uncircumcised male among them, ( Genesis 17:10 ) ; nor any conversation and communion to be had among them, especially in a religious way.

And my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant;
circumcision was to be seen in their flesh, and no methods were to be taken to draw over the foreskin again, but it was to continue as long as they lived; and so in their posterity, in all succeeding ages, as a sign of the covenant and promise which should remain until the Messiah's coming.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 (lwmy lwmh) "circumcidendo circumcidetur", Pagninus, Montanus &c.
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