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.

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.

New King James Version
and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall 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.

NASB 1995
“And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be the sign (symbol, memorial) of the covenant between 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a son of eight days shall be circumcised among you, every male for your generations, born in the house, and bought with money from any son of a foreigner that was not from your seed.

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.

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
and you have circumcised the flesh of your foreskin, and it has become a token of a 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 sign of the covenant between 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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:









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, . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the flesh
בְּשַׂ֣ר (bə·śar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 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 6190: The prepuce

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

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

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

between Me and you.
בֵּינִ֖י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between


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