Genesis 17:9
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.

Berean Study Bible
God also said to Abraham, “You must keep My covenant—you and your descendants in the generations after you.

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

New King James Version
And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants 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.

NASB 1995
God said further to Abraham, “Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

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

Amplified Bible
Further, God said to Abraham, “As for you [your part of the agreement], you shall keep and faithfully obey [the terms of] My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is my covenant to observe between me and you and between your seed after you, that you shall circumcise every male.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God said to Abraam, Thou also shalt fully keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee for their generations.

Contemporary English Version
Abraham, you and all future members of your family must promise to obey me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again God said to Abraham: And thou therefore shalt keep my covenant, 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.

Good News Translation
God said to Abraham, "You also must agree to keep the covenant with me, both you and your descendants in future 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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
And God says to Abraham, “And you keep My covenant, you and your seed after you, throughout their generations;

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 are to keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Covenant of Circumcision
9God also said to Abraham, “You must keep My covenant— you and your descendants in the generations after you. 10This is My covenant with you and your descendants after you, which you are to keep: Every male among you must be circumcised.…

Cross References
Genesis 17:23
On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or purchased with his money--every male among the members of Abraham's household--and he circumcised them, just as God had told him.

Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, so that he will command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, in order that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised."

Exodus 19:5
Now if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, you will be My treasured possession out of all the nations--for the whole 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 unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

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

Isaiah 56:4,5
For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; …









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
God
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

also said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Abraham,
אַבְרָהָ֔ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

“As for you,
וְאַתָּ֖ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

you must keep
תִשְׁמֹ֑ר (ṯiš·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

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

you
אַתָּ֛ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

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

for the generations
לְדֹרֹתָֽם׃ (lə·ḏō·rō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

to come.
אַֽחֲרֶ֖יךָ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part


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