Genesis 17:25
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New International Version
and his son Ishmael was thirteen;

New Living Translation
and Ishmael, his son, was thirteen.

English Standard Version
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

New American Standard Bible
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

King James Bible
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and his son Ishmael was 13 years old when the flesh of his foreskin was circumcised.

International Standard Version
and his son Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised.

NET Bible
his son Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised.

New Heart English Bible
Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His son Ishmael was 13 years old when he was circumcised.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

New American Standard 1977
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

King James 2000 Bible
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

American King James Version
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

American Standard Version
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ismael his son was full thirteen years old at the time of his circumcision.

Darby Bible Translation
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

English Revised Version
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

World English Bible
Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Young's Literal Translation
and Ishmael his son is a son of thirteen years in the flesh of his foreskin being circumcised;
Study Bible
The Covenant of Circumcision
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. 26In the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.…
Cross References
Genesis 16:16
Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.

Genesis 17:26
In the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
Treasury of Scripture

And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Not only the Jews, but the Arabs, who are the descendants of Ishmael, retain the rite of circumcision to this day; and the latter perform it, as the other Mahometanus also do, at the age of thirteen.

(25) Ishmael. . . . was thirteen years old.--Hence the Mohammedans defer circumcision to the thirteenth year.

Verse 25. - And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old (the same form of expression as above), when he was circumcised. Hence among the Arabs the ceremony is usually delayed till the thirteenth year (cf. Josephus, 'Ant.,' 1:13). And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. Hence the Arabians, as Josephus (w) relates, circumcise their children when at thirteen years of age, because Ishmael, the founder of their nation, was circumcised at that age; and Origen (x) asserts the same; and with which agrees what an Arabic writer says (y) of the Arabians before Mahomet, that they used to circumcise at a certain age, between the tenth and fifteenth years of their age. So Rauwolff says (z), there are some, chiefly among the Arabians, that imitate their patriarch Ishmael. As for the Mahometans, though they circumcise, they do not always do it in the thirteenth year, as some write; for it is performed by them sometimes in the thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, or sixteenth, and sometimes in the sixth or seventh year (a). The Egyptians, according to Ambrose (b), circumcised their children at fourteen years of age, which comes pretty near to the time of the Ishmaelites or Arabs, from whom they might receive circumcision, if not of the Israelites, as before observed. A certain traveller says (c), the modern Egyptians, as the rest of the Mahometans, are not circumcised until the thirteenth year. The Africans circumcise on the seventh day, which comes nearer to the Jews (d).

(w) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 12. sect. 2.((x) Philocalia, c. 23. p. 77. (y) Ebnol Athir apud Pocock. Specimen Arab. Hist. p. 319. (z) Travels, part 1. ch. 7. p. 59. by Ray. (a) Vid. Reland. de Relig. Mohammed. p. 75. (b) De Abraham, l. 2. c. 11. p. 266. (c) Baumgarten. Peregrin. l. 1. c. 16. (d) Leo. African. Descriptio Africae, l. 3. p. 33. 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.
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