1 And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, Jehovah appeared to Abram and said to
him, I am the Almighty God! Walk before Me and be perfect;
2 and I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly
3 And Abram fell on his face, and God spoke with him, saying:
4 As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many
5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I
have made you a father of many nations.
6 I will make you abundantly exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and
kings shall come forth from you.
7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your seed after you in their
generations, for a perpetual covenant, to be God unto you and unto your seed after you.
8 Also I have given unto you and your seed after you the land in which you sojourn, all
the land of Canaan, as an enduring possession; and I will be their God.
9 And God said to Abraham: As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your seed
after you throughout their generations.
10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your seed after
you: Every male among you shall be circumcised;
11 and you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the
covenant between Me and you.
12 He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male in your
generations, he who is born in the house or bought with money from any son of a
foreigner who is not your seed.
13 He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money must be
circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for a perpetual covenant.
14 And the uncircumcised male, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that
soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.
15 Then God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall be her name.
16 And I have blessed her and have given you a son by her; yea, I have blessed her, and
she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.
17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall one be born to
a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?
18 And Abraham said to God, Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!
19 And God said: Truly, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name
Isaac; I have established My covenant with him for a perpetual covenant, with his seed
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him
fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly abundantly. He shall beget twelve chiefs, and I
will make him a great nation.
21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set
time next year.
22 And He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house and all who were
bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised
the flesh of their foreskins the same day, as God had spoken unto him.
24 And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his
25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his
26 In the same day Abraham was circumcised, along with his son Ishmael;
27 and all the men of his house, born in the house or bought with money from the son of
a foreigner, were circumcised with him.