Genesis 17

1God reneweth his covenant with Abram. 5Abram's name is changed in token of greater blessings. 9Circumcision is instituted. 15Sarai's name is changed, and Isaac, with the blessing of a numerous issue, promised her. 23Abraham, his son Ishmael, and all his menservants are circumcised.

1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the 1Almighty God; 2walk before me, and be thou aperfect.

2 And 1I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram 1fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and 1thou shalt be 2a father of amany nations.

5 Neither 1shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be aAbraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and 1I will make 2nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

7 And 1I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, 2to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

8 And 1I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land awherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and 2I will be their God.

9 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every 1man child among you shall be circumcised.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be 1a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is aeight days old 1shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

13 He that is 1born 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.

14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

15 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, 1As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but aSarah shall her name be.

16 And 1I will bless her, 2and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and ashe shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

17 Then Abraham 1fell upon his face, 2and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

18 And Abraham said unto God, O that 1Ishmael might live before thee!

19 And God said, 1Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, 1and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and 2I will make him a great nation.

21 But 1my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

22 And he 1left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

23 ¶ And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and 1circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

24 1And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised 1with him.