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Genesis 17

God reneweth the Covenant.

Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninetie yeere olde and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said vnto him, I am God all sufficient. walke before me, and be thou vpright, Genesis 17:2 And I will make my couenant betweene me and thee, & I will multiplie thee exceedingly. Genesis 17:3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, Genesis 17:4 Beholde, I make my couenant 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 shalbe Abraham: for a father of many nations haue I made thee. Genesis 17:6 Also I will make thee exceeding fruitfull, and will make nations of thee: yea, Kings shall proceede of thee. Genesis 17:7 Moreouer I wil establish my couenant betweene me and thee, and thy seede after thee in their generations, for an euerlasting couenant, to be God vnto thee and to thy seede after thee. Genesis 17:8 And I will giue thee and thy seede after thee the land, wherein thou art a stranger, euen all the land of Canaan, for an euerlasting possession, and I will be their God.

Genesis 17:9 Againe God said vnto Abraham, Thou also shalt keepe my couenant, thou, and thy seede after thee in their generations.

Circumcision is instituted.

Genesis 17:10 This is my couenant which ye shall keepe betweene me & you, & thy seede after thee, Let euery man childe among you be circumcised: Genesis 17:11 That is, ye shall circumcise the foreskin of your flesh, and it shalbe a signe of the couenant betweene me and you. Genesis 17:12 And euery man childe of eight dayes olde among you, shalbe circumcised in your generations, aswell he that is borne in thine house, as he that is bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seede. Genesis 17:13 He that is borne in thine house, & he that is bought with thy money, must needes be circumcised: so my couenant shall be in your flesh for an euerlasting couenant. Genesis 17:14 But the vncircumcised man childe, in whose flesh the foreskin is not circumcised, euen that person shall be cut off from his people, because he hath broken my couenant.

Sarai her name is changed, and she is blessed.

Genesis 17:15 Afterward God said vnto Abraham, Sarai thy wife shalt thou not call Sarai, but Sarah shalbe her name.

Isaac is promised.

Genesis 17:16 And I will blesse her, & will also giue thee a sonne of her, yea, I will blesse her, and she shall be the mother of nations: Kings also of people shall come of her. Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell vpon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a childe be borne vnto him, that is an hundreth yeere olde? and shall Sarah that is ninetie yeere olde beare? Genesis 17:18 And Abraham saide vnto God, Oh, that Ishmael might liue in thy sight. Genesis 17:19 Then God saide, Sarah thy wife shall beare thee a sonne in deede, and thou shalt call his name Izhak: and I will establish my couenant with him for an euerlasting couenant, and with his seede after him. Genesis 17:20 And as concerning Ishmael, I haue heard thee: loe, I haue blessed him, and will make him fruitfull, and will multiplie him exceedingly: twelue princes shall he beget, and I will make a great nation of him. Genesis 17:21 But my couenant will I establish with Izhak, which Sarah shall beare vnto thee, the next yeere at this season. Genesis 17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went vp from Abraham.

Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.

Genesis 17:23 Then Abraham tooke Ishmael his sonne and all that were borne in his house, and all that was bought with his money, that is, euery man childe among the men of Abrahams house, and he circumcised the foreskinne of their flesh in that selfe same day, as God had comaunded him. Genesis 17:24 Abraham also himselfe was ninetie yeere olde and nine, when the foreskinne of his flesh was circumcised. Genesis 17:25 And Ishmael his sonne was thirteene yeere olde, when the foreskinne of his flesh was circumcised. Genesis 17:26 The selfe same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his sonne: Genesis 17:27 And all the men of his house, both borne in his house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

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