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

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Discussion for Genesis 17

  • Shirley
    after reading this chapter I know GOD will work it out,not when we want it to happen IT WHEN GOD wants to,We wants it our way, Thank you Lord.
  • Towana foster
    My point of view on this scripture is that God kept his promise to Abraham even after he went and sinned with Hagar. Now I know that Sarah influence Abraham to go and make a child with her because she could not see how God was going to do it considering her situation and her age. This reminds me of myself and how were compare ourselves to our parents because we think that how it should be but God.
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - As many times as I've read this chap. - I just now noticed v. 21 - God named 'Isaac' before he was born.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    It is awesome that we are worshiping a covenant-keeping God and sad that humans falter in keeping their side of the bargain. The redemption plan of God, a further attestation of the covenant, to keep snatching us from the jaws of everlasting death by sending His Son Jesus to shed His Precious Blood for the remission of our sins still avails for whosoever will.
  • 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

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