THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Abram commanded to be perfect—He shall be a father of many nations—His name changed to Abraham—The Lord covenants to be a God unto Abraham and his seed for ever—Also, to give him the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession—Circumcision becomes token of everlasting covenant between God and Abraham—Sarai’s name changed to Sarah—She shall bear Isaac, with whom the Lord will establish his covenant—Abraham and his house circumcised.
And I will make my acovenant
between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be aAbraham
; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
And I will make thee exceeding afruitful
, and I will make bnations
of thee, and ckings
shall come out of thee.
I will establish my bcovenant
between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an ceverlasting
covenant, to be a dGod
unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
¶ And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be bcircumcised
And ye shall acircumcise
the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a btoken
of the ccovenant
betwixt me and you.
And he that is aeight
days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bbought
with money of any stranger, which is
not of thy seed.
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 aeverlasting
And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be acut
off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
¶ And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but aSarah shall
her name be.
And I will bless her, and agive
thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a bmother
of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and alaughed
, and said in his heart, Shall a child
be born unto him that is an bhundred
years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
And Abraham said unto God, O that aIshmael
might live before thee!
And God said, aSarah
thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my bcovenant
with him for an everlasting covenant, and
with his seed after him.
And as for aIshmael
, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; btwelve
princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
But my acovenant
will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set btime
in the next year.
And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
¶ 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 acircumcised
the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.