Genesis 17:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he that is eight dayes olde, shalbe circumcised among you, euery man child in your generations, he that is borne in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a {servant} who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, who is not of your descendants.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any foreigner that is not of thy seed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every male among you, from one generation to another, is to undergo circumcision when he is eight days old, with every servant whose birth takes place in your house, or for whom you gave money to someone of another country, and not of your seed.
- Basic English Bible

And at eight days old shall every male in your generations be circumcised among you -- he who is born in the house, and he who is bought with money, any stranger who is not of thy seed.
- Darby Bible

And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male-child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, who is not of thy seed.
- Webster's Bible

He who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.
- World English Bible

`And a son of eight days is circumcised by you; every male to your generations, born in the house, or bought with money from any son of a stranger, who is not of thy seed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any foreigner, that is not of thy seed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 17

  • Irene123
    TO AWAL - GEN. 17:10; GALATIANS 5:2 -- NO CONTRADICTION; THE O.T. WAS A DIFFERENT DISPENSATION OF TIME FROM THE N.T.THE O.T. LAWS WERE PHYSICAL - A 'SHADOW' OF THE N.T. 'GRACE' OF GOD'S SPIRITUAL LAWS. THE O.T. LAWS COULD NOT SAVE US; THEY JUST 'ROLLED BACK' THE PEOPLE'S SINS FOR ONE YEAR, THEN ALL THE SACRIFICISES HAD TO BE DONE AGAIN. BUT THE CIRCUMCISION ONLY ONCE.
  • Awal
    I see contradiction in between Genesis 17:10 and Galatians 5:2.between
  • Kalombo
    I love this verse on its spiritual meaning :pirication of the sin,circumcition of the heart removal of sin
  • Nicola allen
    it teaches us to always wait an trust God as His timing Is perfect no matter how our circumstances may look an how frustrating we may be we need to pray an God will see us true the long journey to be patient in our needs and not to try an work it out ourselves
  • Johnson
    Genesis 17:10-11, This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you SHALL BE CIRCUMSISED. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your FORESKIN; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

    ARE WE ALL CHRISTIANS CIRCUMSISED LIKE JESUS? WE SAID THAT WE ALL FOLLOWING JESUS. ARE WE? OR NOT?
  • Afolabi
    According to verse 20 and 21, there's a clean and clear difference between a blessing and a covenant. A blessing makes rich but a covenant establishes a relationship. Ishmael only have the blessing but not a covenant with God. Isaac has the covenant which establishes eternal relationship with God Almighty. The covenant is a total package while the blessing lacks certain ingredient which make for life and godliness. Christians are of the covenant while unbelievers may have some blessings.

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