Genesis 17:3

“And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abram went down on his face on the earth, and the Lord God went on talking with him, and said,
- Basic English Bible

And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,
- Darby Bible

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Abram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,
- World English Bible

And Abram falleth upon his face, and God speaketh with him, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 17:3


17:3 And Abram fell on his face while God talked with him - Either, As one overcome by the brightness of the Divine glory: Daniel and John did so likewise. Or. As one ashamed of himself, and blushing to think of the honours done to one so unworthy. He looks upon himself with humility, and upon God with reverence, and, in token of both, falls on his face.


Discussion for Genesis 17

  • 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
  • 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

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