Genesis 171When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am your God, be well-pleasing before Me, and be blameless. 2And I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly. 3And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke to him, saying, 4And I, behold! My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of a many nations. 5And your name shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6And I will increase you very exceedingly, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you. 7And I will establish My covenant between you and your seed after you, to their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be your God, and the God of your seed after you. 8And I will give to you and to your seed after you the land in which you sojourn, even all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be to them a God. 9And God said to Abraham, You also shall fully keep My covenant, you and your seed after you for their generations. 10And this is the covenant which you shall fully keep between Me and you, and between your seed after you for their generations; every male of you shall be circumcised. 11And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and you. 12And the child of eight days old shall be circumcised by you, every male throughout your generations, and the servant born in the house and he that is bought with money, of every son of a stranger, who is not of your seed. 13He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with money shall surely be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14And the uncircumcised male, who shall not be circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin on the eighth day, that soul shall be utterly destroyed from his family, for he has broken My covenant. 15And God said to Abraham, Sarai, your wife-her name shall not be called Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16And I will bless her, and give you a son by her, and I will bless him, and he shall become nations, and kings of nations shall be of him. 17And Abraham fell upon his face and laughed; and said in his heart, Shall there be a child to one who is a hundred years old, and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child? 18And Abraham said to God, Let this Ismael live before You. 19And God said to Abraham, Yea, behold, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to him and to his seed after him. 20And concerning Ishmael, behold, I have heard you, and behold, I have blessed him, and will increase him and multiply him exceedingly; twelve nations shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. 21But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time, in the next year. 22And He left off speaking with him, and God went up from Abraham. 23And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all his home-born servants, and all those bought with money, and every male of the men in the house of Abraham, and he circumcised their foreskins in the time of that day, according as God spoke to him. 24And Abraham was ninety-nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 26And at the period of that day, Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son, 27and all the men of his house, both those born in the house, and those bought with money of foreign nations.
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