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

  • 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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