God reneweth the Covenant.
Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninetie yeres old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said vnto him, I am the almightie God, walke before me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:2 And I wil make my couenant betweene me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. Genesis 17:3 And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, Genesis 17:4 As for me, behold, my couenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Abram his name is changed in a token of a greater blessing.
Genesis 17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall bee Abraham: for a father of many nations haue I made thee. Genesis 17:6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitfull, and I will make nations of thee, and Kings shall come out of thee. Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my couenant betweene me and thee, and thy seede after thee, in their generations for an euerlasting couenant, to bee a God vnto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 17:8 And I will giue vnto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an euerlasting possession, and I will be their God.
Genesis 17:9 And God said vnto Abraham, Thou shalt keepe my couenant therefore, thou, and thy seede after thee, in their generations.
Circumcision is instituted.
Genesis 17:10 This is my couenant, which yee shall keepe betweene me and you, and thy seed after thee: euery man-child among you shall be circumcised. Genesis 17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskinne; and it shal be a token of the couenant betwixt me and you. Genesis 17:12 And he that is eight dayes olde, shalbe circumcised among you, euery man-child in your generations, he that is borne in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. Genesis 17:13 He that is borne in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my couenant shall be in your flesh, for an euerlasting couenant. Genesis 17:14 And the vncircumcised man-child, whose flesh of his foreskinne is not circumcised, that soule shall be cut off from his people: hee hath broken my couenant.
Sarai her name is changed, and she is blessed.
Genesis 17:15 And God said vnto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [shall] her name [be].
Isaac is promised.
Genesis 17:16 And I will blesse her, and giue thee a sonne also of her: yea I wil blesse her, and she shalbe [a mother] of nations; Kings of people shall be of her. Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell vpon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be borne vnto him that is an hundred yeeres old? and shal Sarah that is ninetie yeeres old, beare? Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said vnto God, O that Ishmael might liue before thee. Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall beare thee a sonne in deede, and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my couenant with him, for an euerlasting couenant, [and] with his seed after him. Genesis 17:20 And as for Ishmael, I haue heard thee: behold, I haue blessed him, and will make him fruitfull, and will multiplie him exceedingly: Twelue princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. Genesis 17:21 But my couenant wil I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall beare vnto thee, at this set time, in the next yeere. Genesis 17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went vp from Abraham.
Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.
Genesis 17:23 And Abraham tooke Ishmael his sonne, and all that were borne in his house, and all that were bought with his money, euery male, among the men of Abrahams house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskinne, in the selfesame day, as God had said vnto him. Genesis 17:24 And Abraham [was] ninety yeeres old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskinne. Genesis 17:25 And Ishmael his sonne [was] thirteene yeeres old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskinne. Genesis 17:26 In the selfe same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his sonne. Genesis 17:27 And all the men of his house, borne in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.