Genesis 17:9
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New International Version
Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.

New Living Translation
Then God said to Abraham, "Your responsibility is to obey the terms of the covenant. You and all your descendants have this continual responsibility.

English Standard Version
And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations.

New American Standard Bible
God said further to Abraham, "Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

King James Bible
And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God also said to Abraham, "As for you, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations are to keep My covenant.

International Standard Version
God continued to speak to Abraham, "You and your descendants who are born in the future are to keep my covenant—that is, you and your descendants, generation after generation.

NET Bible
Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep the covenantal requirement I am imposing on you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

New Heart English Bible
God said to Abraham, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God also said to Abraham, "You and your descendants in generations to come are to be faithful to my promise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God said unto Abraham: 'And as for thee, thou shalt keep My covenant, thou, and thy seed after thee throughout their generations.

New American Standard 1977
God said further to Abraham, “Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God said again unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations.

King James 2000 Bible
And God said unto Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, and your descendants after you in their generations.

American King James Version
And God said to Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.

American Standard Version
And God said unto Abraham, And as for thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou, and thy seed after thee throughout their generations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again God said to Abraham: And thou therefore shalt keep my covenant, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

Darby Bible Translation
And God said to Abraham, And [as for] thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations.

English Revised Version
And God said unto Abraham, And as for thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou, and thy seed after thee throughout their generations.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God said to Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations.

World English Bible
God said to Abraham, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations.

Young's Literal Translation
And God saith unto Abraham, 'And thou dost keep My covenant, thou and thy seed after thee, to their generations;
Study Bible
The Covenant of Circumcision
8"I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." 9God said further to Abraham, "Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. 10"This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:23
Then 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.

Genesis 18:19
"For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him."

Exodus 19:5
'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
Treasury of Scripture

And God said to Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.

Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his …

Psalm 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments …

Isaiah 56:4,5 For thus said the LORD to the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and …

Verse 9. - And God said unto Abraham, Thou - literally, and thou, the other party to the covenant, the antithesis to I (ver. 4) - shalt keep my covenant - literally, my covenant thou shalt keep - therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. And God said unto Abraham, thou shalt keep my covenant therefore,.... Observe the sign or token of it, circumcision, in the manner after related:

thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations; in successive ages until the Messiah come, the end of the law for righteousness. 17:7-14 The covenant of grace is from everlasting in the counsels of it, and to everlasting in the consequences of it. The token of the covenant was circumcision. It is here said to be the covenant which Abraham and his seed must keep. Those who will have the Lord to be to them a God, must resolve to be to him a people. Not only Abraham and Isaac, and his posterity by Isaac, were to be circumcised, but also Ishmael and the bond-servants. It sealed not only the covenant of the land of Canaan to Isaac's posterity, but of heaven, through Christ, to the whole church of God. The outward sign is for the visible church; the inward seal of the Spirit is peculiar to those whom God knows to be believers, and he alone can know them. The religious observance of this institution was required, under a very severe penalty. It is dangerous to make light of Divine institutions, and to live in the neglect of them. The covenant in question was one that involved great blessings for the world in all future ages. Even the blessedness of Abraham himself, and all the rewards conferred upon him, were for Christ's sake. Abraham was justified, as we have seen, not by his own righteousness, but by faith in the promised Messiah.
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