Genesis 17:24
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New International Version
Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,

New Living Translation
Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,

English Standard Version
Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

New American Standard Bible
Now Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

King James Bible
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham was 99 years old when the flesh of his foreskin was circumcised,

International Standard Version
Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised,

NET Bible
Now Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

American King James Version
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

American Standard Version
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abraham was ninety and nine years old, when he circumcised the flesh of his foreskin.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

English Revised Version
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham was ninety and nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

World English Bible
Abraham was ninety-nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham is a son of ninety and nine years in the flesh of his foreskin being circumcised;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:23-27 Abraham and all his family were circumcised; so receiving the token of the covenant, and distinguishing themselves from other families that had no part nor lot in the matter. It was an implicit obedience; he did as God said unto him, and did not ask why or wherefore. He did it because God bade him. It was a speedy obedience; in the self-same day. Sincere obedience makes no delay. Not only the doctrines of revelation, but the seals of God's covenant, remind us that we are guilty, polluted sinners. They show us our need of the blood of atonement; they point to the promised Saviour, and teach us to exercise faith in him. They show us that without regeneration, and sanctification by his Spirit, and the mortification of our corrupt and carnal inclinations, we cannot be in covenant with God. But let us remember that the true circumcision is that of the heart, by the Spirit, Ro 2:28,29. Both under the old and new dispensation, many have had the outward profession, and the outward seal, who were never sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, - literally, a son of ninety years and nine (cf. Genesis 7:6; Genesis 16:16) - when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Abraham was ninety years old and nine,.... See Genesis 17:1. This circumstance of his age is observed the more to commend his faith and obedience, that though he was an old man, he did not consider his age, or make that an objection; that he was unable to bear the pain, or it would be shameful for a man of his years to be uncovered before his servants:

when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin; who circumcised him is not said, very probably Eliezer his head servant: the Jews, who affect to know everything, say (u), that he sent for Shem, the son of Noah, who circumcised him and his son Ishmael; but it is most likely that Ishmael was circumcised by Abraham himself, as seems from Genesis 17:23; and Abraham might circumcise himself, as Ben Melech thinks.

(u) Pirke Eliezer, c. 29.



Genesis 17:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Covenant of Circumcision
23Then Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all the servants who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's household, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the very same day, as God had said to him. 24Now Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.…
Cross References
Romans 4:11
And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

Genesis 17:11
You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.
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And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

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