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And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the 1Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And I will make my 1covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
1 Gal 3:17
|3||And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,|
|4||As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.|
Neither shall thy name any more be called aAbram, but thy name shall be bAbraham; for 1a father of many nations have I made thee.
1 Rom 4:17
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make 1nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a 1God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and 1I 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.|
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be 1circumcised.
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a 1token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
1 Gen 9:12
And he that is 1eight days old shall 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.
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 1everlasting covenant.
And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be 1cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
And God said unto Abraham, As for 1Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
And I will bless her, and give 1thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
1 Gen 15:4
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and 1laughed, 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 Ishmael might live before thee!|
And God said, Sarah 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 1everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; 1twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a 2great nation.
But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall 1bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
1 Gen 21:2
|22||And he left 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 circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.|
|24||And 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.|
In the 1selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
And all the men of his 1house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
|Notes on Chapter 17|
(a) "Abram" = Strongs #87 "high father". (b) "Abraham = Strongs #85 "father of a multitude".
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