Bible: Genesis 17:15-27

17:15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife, you must no longer call her Sarai; 1  Sarah 2  will be her name. 17:16 I will bless her and will give you a son through her. I will bless her and she will become a mother of nations. 3  Kings of countries 4  will come from her!

17:17 Then Abraham bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed 5  as he said to himself, 6  “Can 7  a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? 8  Can Sarah 9  bear a child at the age of ninety? 10  17:18 Abraham said to God, “O that 11  Ishmael might live before you! 12 

17:19 God said, “No, Sarah your wife is going to bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. 13  I will confirm my covenant with him as a perpetual 14  covenant for his descendants after him. 17:20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you. 15  I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. 16  He will become the father of twelve princes; 17  I will make him into a great nation. 17:21 But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.” 17:22 When he finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him. 18 

17:23 Abraham took his son Ishmael and every male in his household (whether born in his house or bought with money) 19  and circumcised them 20  on that very same day, just as God had told him to do. 17:24 Now Abraham was 99 years old 21  when he was circumcised; 22  17:25 his son Ishmael was thirteen years old 23  when he was circumcised. 17:26 Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised on the very same day. 17:27 All the men of his household, whether born in his household or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

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