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Genesis 17-25 (Translated)

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/* Chapter 17 */
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|And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
|When Abram was 99 years old, the [[YHWH|L<small>ORD</small>]] appeared to Abram, and told him, "I am Almighty God. Walk with me, and be spotless.
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|And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
|I will make My covenant between Me and you, and I will make you more numerous than you can imagine."
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|And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
|Abram fell on his face. [[God]] continued to talk with him, saying,
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|As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
|"As for Me, look: My covenant is with you, and you will be a father of many ethnic groups.
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|Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
|In fact, your name will not be Abram anymore. From now on, your name is [[Abraham]], because I have made you a father of many nations.|In [[Hebrew]], the name ''Abram'' means "exalted father," but ''Abraham'' means "father of a multitude." Notice the common root '''אב''' (''av-''), "father," in both names.
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|And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
|I will make you fruitful to the highest degree. I will make several ethnic groups come from you. Kings will descend from you.
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|And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
|I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and your children after you&mdash;a covenant that will last forever throughout all their generations&mdash;to be a God for you and your children after you.
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|And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
|I will give you, and your children after you, the land in which you are now a foreigner, all the land of [[Canaan (land)|Canaan]], as their property forever, and I will be their God."
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|And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
|And God told Abraham, "Therefore you will keep My covenant, you and your children after you throughout their generations.
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|This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
|This is My covenant, that you will keep, between Me and you and your children after you: Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.|[[Circumcision]] is a symbol of stripping oneself bare, in total surrender to God. Conventional [[medicine]] also recommends it for cleanliness and even the prevention of [[cancer]].
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|And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
|You will circumcise the flesh of your foreskin. This will be token of the covenant between Me and you.
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|And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
|Every eight-day-old boy will be circumcised among you. This includes every man-child in your generations. You shall do the same with slaves, whether born in your household or bought with money from foreigners, who are not your direct descendants.
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|He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
|Anyone born in your household, or bought and paid for by you, must be circumcised, and My covenant will be in your flesh and will hold forever.
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|And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
|If any man-child among your descendants refuses to be circumcised, that person will be cut off from his people for breaking My covenant."
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|And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
|Then God told Abraham, "About your wife Sarai: you won't be calling her Sarai anymore. [[Sarah]] will be her name.|The name ''Sarai'' means "princess"; ''Sarah'' means "noblewoman."
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|And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
|I will bless her, and also give you a son from her. I repeat: I will bless her, and she will be a mother of ethnic groups. Kings of peoples will descend from her."
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|Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
|At that Abraham fell on his face and laughed. He said to himself, "How can a child be born to a hundred-year-old man? And how could Sarah, at the age of ninety, possibly have a child?"
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|And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
|Then Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live before thee!"
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|And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
|Then God said, "No, but your wife Sarah will definitely bear a son for you. You will name him [[Isaac]], and I will establish My covenant with him for a lifetime covenant, and with his children after him.|The name ''Isaac'' means "he shall laugh."
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|And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
|As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Look: I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will make him very, very numerous. He will have twelve princes for sons, and I will make him a great ethnic group.
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|But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
|But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, and Sarah will bear him to you on this date next year."
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|And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
|Then God stopped talking to Abraham and went up from him.
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|And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
|Abraham took his son Ishmael, and every man born in his household, and every man that had been bought with his money, in short, every male among the people of Abraham's household, and circumcised them in the foreskin that very day, as God had ordered him.
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|And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
|Abraham was 99 years old, when he was circumcised in his foreskin.
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|And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
|His son Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in his foreskin.
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|In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
|Abraham and Ishmael were circumcised on the exact same day,
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|And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
|and all the men of his houehold, both born into the household and bought with money from foreigners, were circumcised along with him.
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