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Genesis 17

God reneweth the Covenant.

Genesis 17:1 Now whan Abram was nyentye yeare olde and nyene, the LORDE appeared vnto him, & sayde vnto him: I am the allmightie God, walke before me, & be vncorrupte. Genesis 17:2 And I wyll make my couenaunt betwene me & the, and wyl multiplye the exceadyngly. Genesis 17:3 Then fell Abram vpon his face. And God talked furthur, with him, and sayde: Genesis 17:4 Beholde, It is I, and haue my couenaut with the, and thou shalt be a father of many people.

Abram his name is changed in a token of a greater blessing.

Genesis 17:5 Therfore shalt thou nomore be called Abram, but thy name shal be Abraham: For I haue made the a father of many nacions, Genesis 17:6 & I wil multiplye the exceadingly, and wil make people of ye, yee and kynges also shal come out of the. Genesis 17:7 Morouer I wil make my couenaut betwene me and the, and thy sede after the thorow out their posterities, that it maye be an euerlastinge couenaunt, so that I wyll be the God of the, and of thy sede after the. Genesis 17:8 And vnto the and to thy sede after the, will I geue the lande, wherin thou art a straunger: euen all the lande of Canaan for an euerlastinge possession, and will be their God.

Genesis 17:9 And God sayde morouer vnto Abraham: Kepe my couenaunt then, thou and they sede after the.

Circumcision is instituted.

Genesis 17:10 This is my couenaunt which ye shal kepe betwene me and you, and thy sede after ye thorow out their posterites. Euery manchilde that is amonge you, shalbe circumcyded: Genesis 17:11 and ye shall circumcyde the foreskynne of yor flesh. This same shalbe a token of the couenaunt betwene me and you. Genesis 17:12 Euery manchilde whan it is eight dayes olde, shalbe circucyded thorow out youre posterities: In like maner all housholde folkes borne at home, or bought, or eny other also that is a strauger and not of thy sede. Genesis 17:13 Thus shall my couenaunt be in youre flesh for an euerlastinge couenaunt. Genesis 17:14 And yf there shalbe any manchilde vncircumcided in the foreskinne of his flesh, his soule shalbe roted out from his people, because he hath broken my couenaunt.

Sarai her name is changed, and she is blessed.

Genesis 17:15 And God sayde vnto Abraham: Sarai thy wyfe shall nomore be called Sarai, but Sara shal be hir name:

Isaac is promised.

Genesis 17:16 for I will blesse her, and geue the a sonne of her. I wil blesse her, and people shall come of her, yee and kynges of many people. Genesis 17:17 Then fell Abraha vpo his face, and laughed, and sayde in his hert: Shal a childe be borne vnto me that am an hundreth yeare olde? And shall Sara yt is nyentie yeare olde, beare? Genesis 17:18 And Abraha sayde vnto God: O that Israel might lyue in thy sight. Genesis 17:19 Then sayde God: Yee euen Sara thy wyfe shall beare the a sonne, and thou shalt call his name Isaac: for with him wil I make my euerlastinge couenaunt, and with his sede after him. Genesis 17:20 And as concernynge Ismael also, I haue herde thy request: Beholde, I haue blessed him, and will increase him, and multiplye him exceadingly. Twolue prynces shal he beget, and I wyll make a greate nacion of him. Genesis 17:21 But my couenaunt wyll I make wt Isaac, whom Sara shal beare vnto the, eue this tyme twolue moneth. Genesis 17:22 And he left of talkynge with him, and God wente vp from Abraham.

Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.

Genesis 17:23 Than toke Abraham his sonne Ismael, and all the seruauntes borne in his house, and all that were bought, (as many as were men children in his house,) and circumcyded the foreskynne of their flesh, euen the same daye, as God had sayde vnto him. Genesis 17:24 And Abraham was nyentie yeare olde and nyne, whan he cut of the foreskynne of his flesh. Genesis 17:25 As for Ismael, he was thirtene yeare olde, whan the foreskynne of his flesh was circumcyded. Genesis 17:26 Euen vpon one daye were they all circumcyded: Abraham, and Ismael his sonne, Genesis 17:27 and all the men in his house, (whether they were borne at home, bought, or eny other straunger:) they were all circumcyded with him.

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