Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 17

God reneweth the Covenant.

Genesis 17:1 And it came to pass that, when Abram was ninety and nine years old, Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said unto him, I, am GOD Almighty,—Walk thou before me, and become thou blameless: Genesis 17:2 That I may set my covenant betwixt me and thee, And may multiply thee, exceedingly. Genesis 17:3 And Abram fell on his face,—and God spake with him, saying: Genesis 17:4 As for me, lo! my covenant is with thee,—So shalt thou become—father of a multitude of nations;

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

Genesis 17:5 And thy name shall no more be called Abram,—but thy name shall become Abraham, for, father of a multitude of nations, have I appointed thee; Genesis 17:6 And I will make thee fruitful, exceedingly, and grant thee to be nations,—Yea, kings, out of thee, shall come forth; Genesis 17:7 And I will confirm my covenant betwixt me and thee, and thy seed after thee to their generations, for an age-abiding covenant,—to become to thee a God, and to thy seed after thee; Genesis 17:8 And I will give, to thee and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojournings—all the land of Canaan, for an age-abiding possession,—And I will be to them, a God.

Genesis 17:9 And God said unto Abraham, But, as for thee, my covenant, must thou keep, thou and thy seed after thee, to their generations:—

Circumcision is instituted.

Genesis 17:10 This, is my covenant, which ye shall keep, betwixt me and you, and thy seed after thee,—To circumcise to you, every male: Genesis 17:11 So shall ye be circumcised, in the flesh of your foreskin,—So shall it become a sign of a covenant, betwixt me and you. Genesis 17:12 And, he that is eight days old, shall be circumcised to you, every male to your generations,—he that is born of the house, and he that is bought with silver, of any son of a stranger, who is, not of thy seed, Genesis 17:13 He must surely be circumcised, born of thy house, or bought with thy silver,—So shall my covenant be in your flesh, for an age-abiding covenant. Genesis 17:14 But, as for the uncircumcised male who shall not be circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin,—that person shall be cut off from among his people,—my covenant, hath he made void.

Sarai her name is changed, and she is blessed.

Genesis 17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name, Sarai,—but, Sarah, is her name;

Isaac is promised.

Genesis 17:16 And I will bless her, yea moreover will give—from her—to thee, a son,—And I will bless her, and she shall become nations. Kings of peoples, from her, shall arise. Genesis 17:17 And Abraham fell on his face, and laughed,—and said in his heart, To one a hundred years old, shall a child be born? And shall, even Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth? Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said unto God,—Oh that, Ishmael, might live before thee! Genesis 17:19 And God said—Truly, Sarah thy wife, is about to bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name, Isaac,—and I will establish my covenant with him, as an age-abiding covenant, to his seed after him. Genesis 17:20 Yet, as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; lo! I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and multiply him, exceedingly,—twelve princes, shall he beget, and I will grant him to be a great nation; Genesis 17:21 But, my covenant, will I establish with Isaac,—whom Sarah shall bear, to thee, by this set time, in the next year. Genesis 17:22 And he left off speaking with him,—and God went up from Abraham.

Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.

Genesis 17:23 So Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all born of his house, and all bought with his silver—every male among the men of the house of Abraham,—and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, on this selfsame day, according to that which God had spoken with him. Genesis 17:24 Now, Abraham, was ninety-nine years old,—when he was circumcised, in the flesh of his foreskin. Genesis 17:25 And, Ishmael his son, was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. Genesis 17:26 On this selfsame day, was Abraham circumcised,—and Ishmael his son; Genesis 17:27 and, all the men of his house, born of his house, and bought with silver, from the son of a stranger, were circumcised with him.

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