Genesis 17:11
New International Version
You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.

New Living Translation
You must cut off the flesh of your foreskin as a sign of the covenant between me and you.

English Standard Version
You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

Berean Study Bible
You are to circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and this will be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.

New American Standard Bible
"And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.

King James Bible
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

Christian Standard Bible
You must circumcise the flesh of your foreskin to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must circumcise the flesh of your foreskin to serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and you.

International Standard Version
You are all to be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and this is to be the sign of the covenant between me and you.

NET Bible
You must circumcise the flesh of your foreskins. This will be a reminder of the covenant between me and you.

New Heart English Bible
You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of you must be circumcised. That will be the sign of the promise from me to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt Me and you.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskins; and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

American King James Version
And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you.

American Standard Version
And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, that it may be for a h sign of the covenant between me and you.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and [that] shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

English Revised Version
And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

World English Bible
You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have circumcised the flesh of your foreskin, and it hath become a token of a covenant between Me and you.
Study Bible
The Covenant of Circumcision
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. 12Generation after generation, every male must be circumcised when he is eight days old, including those born in your household and those purchased from a foreigner—even those who are not your offspring.…
Cross References
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.

Genesis 9:12
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:

Exodus 12:48
If a foreigner resides with you and wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover, all the males in the household must be circumcised; then he may come near to celebrate it, and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised man may eat of it.

Deuteronomy 10:16
Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and stiffen your necks no more.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you.

the flesh.

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.

Joshua 5:3
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

1 Samuel 18:25-27
And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines…

a token.

Acts 7:8
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

Romans 4:11
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:







Lexicon
You are to circumcise
וּנְמַלְתֶּ֕ם (ū·nə·mal·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5243: Branch to be cut down off, circumcise

the flesh
בְּשַׂ֣ר (bə·śar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

of your foreskin,
עָרְלַתְכֶ֑ם (‘ā·rə·laṯ·ḵem)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6190: The prepuce

and this will be
וְהָיָה֙ (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a sign
לְא֣וֹת (lə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

of the covenant
בְּרִ֔ית (bə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

between Me and you.
בֵּינִ֖י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between
Verse 11. - And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin. עָרְלָה, ἀκροβυστία, membrum prveputiatum, from עָרַל, to be naked, bare, hence to be odious, unclean, impure, was regarded afterwards as unclean (Deuteronomy 10:16; Isaiah 52:3; Jeremiah 4:4), and is here directed to be deprived of the skin covering its extremity, not because through it sin first discovered its effects (Peele), and original corruption is still transmitted (Lapide, Augustine), or to promote cleanliness (Philo), or to express detestation of certain idolatrous rites which were paid to it by the Egyptians and other heathen nations (Lyra, Kalisch), but

(1) as a sign of the faith that Christ should be descended from him (Lapide);

(2) as a symbolic representation of the putting away of the filth of the flesh and of sin in general (Calvin). Hence it served a variety of uses:

(1) to distinguish the seed of Abraham from the Gentiles,

(2) to perpetuate the memory of Jehovah's covenant,

(3) to foster in the nation the hope of the Messiah,

(4) to remind them of the duty of cultivating moral purity (Deuteronomy 10:16),

(5) to preach to them the gospel of a righteousness by faith (Romans 4:11),

(6) to suggest the idea of a holy or a spiritual seed of Abram (Romans 2:29), and

(7) to foreshadow the Christian rite of baptism (Colossians 2:11, 12). And it shall be a token of the covenant - literally, for a token of covenant (cf. Genesis 9:12; Acts 7:8; Romans 4:11) - betwixt me and you. 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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