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, “As for you, you must keep My covenant, you and your descendants for the generations to come.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God said to Abraam, Thou also shalt fully keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee for 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
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.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:23
Then 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 that very day, 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; …







Lexicon
God
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

Abraham,
אַבְרָהָ֔ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

you must keep
תִשְׁמֹ֑ר (ṯiš·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1285: A covenant

you
אַתָּ֛ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

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