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Genesis 17:1–14

Abram and Circumcision, the Sign of the Covenant

17 Whena Abram was ninety-nine years oldb Yahweh appeared to Abram. And he said to him, “I am El-Shaddai;c walk before me and be blameless so thatd I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you exceedingly.”e Then Abram fell upon his face and God spoke with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant shall be with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. Your name shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. And I will make you exceedinglyf fruitful. I will make you a nation, and kings shall go out from you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you, and between your offspring after you, throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant to be as God for you and to your offspring after you. And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land in which you are living as an alien,g all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting property. And I will be to them as God.”

And God said to Abraham, “Now as for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you, throughout their generations. 10 This is my covenant which you shall keep, between me and you, and also withh your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you. 12 And at eight days of agei you shall yourselves circumcise every male belonging to your generations and the servant born in your house and the one bought from any foreignerj who is not from your offspring. 13 You must certainly circumcisek the servant born in your house and the one bought with your money.l And my covenant shall be with your flesh as an everlasting covenant. 14 And as for any uncircumcised male who has not circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from hism people. He has broken my covenant.

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