Genesis 17:10
New International Version
This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.

New Living Translation
This is the covenant that you and your descendants must keep: Each male among you must be circumcised.

English Standard Version
This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised.

Berean Study Bible
This is My covenant with you and your descendants after you, which you are to keep: Every male among you must be circumcised.

New American Standard Bible
"This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.

King James Bible
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

Christian Standard Bible
This is my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you, which you are to keep: Every one of your males must be circumcised.

Good News Translation
You and your descendants must all agree to circumcise every male among you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is My covenant, which you are to keep, between Me and you and your offspring after you: Every one of your males must be circumcised.

International Standard Version
Here is my covenant that you are to observe, between me and you and your descendants: Every male among you is to be circumcised.

NET Bible
This is my requirement that you and your descendants after you must keep: Every male among you must be circumcised.

New Heart English Bible
This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your descendants after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is how you are to be faithful to my promise: Every male among you is to be circumcised.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is My covenant, which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after thee: every male among you shall be circumcised.

New American Standard 1977
“This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This shall be my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you and thy seed after thee: Every male among you shall be circumcised.

King James 2000 Bible
This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your descendants after you; Every male child among you shall be circumcised.

American King James Version
This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

American Standard Version
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee: every male among you shall be circumcised.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And this is the covenant which thou shalt fully keep between me and you, and between thy seed after thee for their generations; every male of you shall be circumcised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is my covenant which you shall observe, between me and you, and thy seed after thee: All the male kind of you shall be circumcised:

Darby Bible Translation
This is my covenant which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee -- that every male among you be circumcised.

English Revised Version
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; every male among you shall be circumcised.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every male-child among you shall be circumcised.

World English Bible
This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised.

Young's Literal Translation
this is My covenant which ye keep between Me and you, and thy seed after thee: Every male of you is to be circumcised;
Study Bible
The Covenant of Circumcision
9God also said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep My covenant, you and your descendants for the generations to come. 10This is My covenant with you and your descendants after you, which you are to keep: Every male among you must be circumcised. 11You are to circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and this will be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.…
Cross References
John 7:22
But because Moses gave you circumcision, you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath (not that it is from Moses, but from the patriarchs.)

Acts 7:8
Then God gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision, and Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day. And Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.

Romans 4:11
And he received the sign of circumcision as 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 are not circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

Treasury of Scripture

This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

Every.

Genesis 17:11
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

Genesis 34:15
But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

Exodus 4:25
Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.







Lexicon
This
זֹ֣את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is My covenant
בְּרִיתִ֞י (bə·rî·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

with
בֵּינִי֙ (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

you and your descendants
זַרְעֲךָ֖ (zar·‘ă·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

after you,
אַחֲרֶ֑יךָ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

which
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you are to keep:
תִּשְׁמְר֗וּ (tiš·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

Every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

male among you
זָכָֽר׃ (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2145: Remembered, a male

must be circumcised.
הִמּ֥וֹל (him·mō·wl)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 4135: To cut short, curtail, to blunt, to destroy
(10) Shall be circumcised.--It is stated by Herodotus (Book ii. 104) that the Egyptians were circumcised, and that the Syrians in Palestine confessed that they learned this practice from the Egyptians. Origen, however, seems to limit circumcision to the priesthood (Epist. ad Rom., ? ii. 13); and the statement of Herodotus is not only very loose, but his date is too far posterior to the time of Abram for us to be able to place implicit confidence in it. If we turn to the evidence of Egyptian monuments and of the mummies, we find proof of the rite having become general in Egypt only in quite recent times. The discussion is, however, merely of archaeological importance; for circumcision was just as appropriate a sign of the covenant if borrowed from institutions already existing as if then used for the first time. It is, moreover, an acknowledged fact that the Bible is always true to the local colouring. Chaldaean influence is predominant in those early portions of Genesis which we owe to Abram, a citizen of Ur of the Chaldees; his life and surroundings subsequently are those of an Arab sheik; while Egyptian influence is strongly marked in the latter part of Genesis, and in the history of the Exodus from that country. In this fact we have a sufficient answer to the theories which would bring down the composition of the Pentateuch to a late period: for the author would certainly have written in accordance with the facts and ideas of his own times. If, however, Abram had seen circumcision in Egypt, when the famine drove him thither, and had learned the significance of the rite, and that the idea of it was connected with moral purity, there was in this even a reason why God should choose it as the outward sign of the sacrament which He was now bestowing upon the patriarch.

The fitness of circumcision to be a sign of entering into a covenant, and especially into one to which children were to be admitted, consisted in its being a representation of a new birth by the putting off of the old man, and the dedication of the new man unto holiness. The flesh was cast away that the spirit might grow strong; and the change of name in Abram and Sarai was typical of this change of condition. They had been born again, and so must again be named. And though women could not indeed be admitted directly into the covenant, yet they shared in its privileges by virtue of their consanguinity to the men, who were as sponsors for them; and thus Sarai changes her name equally with her husband.

Verse 10. - This is my covenant (i.e. the sign of it, as in Genesis 9:12), which ye shall keep (i.e. observe to. do), between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. Literally, circumcise among. (or of) you every male, the inf. abs. הִמּול, when it stands abruptly at the commencement of a sentence, having the force of a command (cf. Ewalds 'Hebrew Syntax,'§ 328; Gesenius, 'Grammar,' § 130). 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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