God reneweth the Covenant.
Genesis 17:1 Abram was nynetye yere olde & .ix. & the Lorde apeared to Abram & sayde vnto hym: I am þe almyghtie God: walke before me and be thou perfecte. Genesis 17:2 And I will make my bonde betwene me and the, and will multiplye þe excedingly. Genesis 17:3 And Abram fell on hys face. And God talked with him sayinge: Genesis 17:4 Beholde, I am, and my testament is with the, & thou shalt be a father of many nacyons.
Abram his name is changed in a token of a greater blessing.
Genesis 17:5 Neyther shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shalbe Abraham: for a father of many nacyons haue I made the, Genesis 17:6 I will make þe to growe excedyngly, and will make nacions of the: ye & kynges shall sprynge out of the. Genesis 17:7 Moreouer I will make my bonde betwene me and the, and thy seed after the in theyr generacyons, by an euerlastynge testament, that I maye be God vnto the and to thy seed after the. Genesis 17:8 And I wyll geue vnto the and to thy seed after the, the lande where in thou art a straunger: Euen all the lande of Canaan, for an euerlastynge possessyon, and wyll be their God.
Genesis 17:9 And God sayde agayne vnto Abraham: Se thou also kepe my testamente therfore both thou and thy seed after the in their generacyons.
Circumcision is instituted.
Genesis 17:10 This is my testamente which ye shall kepe betwene me & you & thy seed after the. Euery manchylde amonge you shalbe circumcysed. Genesis 17:11 ye shall circumcyse the fleshe of your foreskyne, and it shall be a token of the bonde betwyxte me and you. Genesis 17:12 And euery manchylde of .viij. dayes olde shall be circumcysed amonge you, & suche as be in youre generacyons, and borne at home and he that is boughte wyth money of any straunger whych is not of thy seed. He that is borne in thy house, & he also that is bought wyth money, must nedes be circumcysed. Genesis 17:13 And my testament shall be in youre fleshe, for an euerlastinge bonde. Genesis 17:14 And the vncircumcysed manchylde, in whose fleshe the forskynne is not circumcysed, that soule shall peryshe, from his people: because he hath broken my testament.
Sarai her name is changed, and she is blessed.
Genesis 17:15 And God sayde vnto Abraham: Sarai thy wyfe shalt thou not call Sarai: but Sara shall her name be.
Isaac is promised.
Genesis 17:16 And I will blesse her & haue geuen the a sonne of her, & wyll blesse her: people also, ye and kynges of people shall sprynge of her. Genesis 17:17 But Abraham fell vpon his face and laughed, and sayde in hys harte: shall a chylde be borne vnto him that is an hundred yere olde, and shall Sara that is nynetie yere olde, bere? Genesis 17:18 And Abraham sayde vnto God: O that Ismael myghte lyue in thy syghte. Genesis 17:19 Unto whom God sayde: Sara thy wyfe shall bere the a sonne in dede, & thou shalt call his name Isahac. And I wyll make my bonde with him, for an euerlastynge bonde and with his seed after him. Genesis 17:20 And as concernynge Ismael also, I haue herde the: for I haue blessed him, & wyll make him to encrease, & will multiplye him excedyngly. Twelue princes shal he begette, & I will make a great nacyon of him. Genesis 17:21 But my bonde will I make with Isahac, which Sara shall bere vnto þe: euen this tyme twelue moneth. Genesis 17:22 And he left of talkynge with hym, & departed vp from Abraham.
Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.
Genesis 17:23 Abraham toke Ismael his sonne and all suche as were borne in his house, and all that was bought wt money as many as were men chyldren which were amonge the men of Abrahams house, & circumcysed the flesshe of their foreskynne, euen in that selfe same daye, as God had sayde vnto him. Genesis 17:24 Abraham also him selfe was nynetye yere olde & nyne, when the fleshe of his floreskynne was circumcysed. Genesis 17:25 Ismaell his sonne was .xiij. yere olde when he was circumcysed in the fleshe of his foreskynne. Genesis 17:26 The selfe same daye was Abraham circumcysed, and Ismaell hys sonne. Genesis 17:27 And all the men of hys house, borne in his house or bought with money (of straungers) were circumcysed with him.