Genesis 17:9

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.

Genesis 17:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
ESV
9 And God said to Abraham, "As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations.
NLT
9 Then God said to Abraham, “Your responsibility is to obey the terms of the covenant. You and all your descendants have this continual responsibility.
MSG
9 God continued to Abraham, "And you: You will honor my covenant, you and your descendants, generation after generation.
CSB
9 God also said to Abraham, "As for you, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations are to keep My covenant.

Genesis 17:9 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 17:9

And God said unto Abraham, thou shalt keep my covenant
therefore
Observe the sign or token of it, circumcision, in the manner after related:

thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations;
in successive ages until the Messiah come, the end of the law for righteousness.

Genesis 17:9 In-Context

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 The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”
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 with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 22:18; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 5:2
  • 2. Genesis 18:19