- And Abram was ninety-nine years old
and the Lord appeared to Abram and said
to him, I am thy God, be well-pleasing before me,
and be blameless.
- And I will
establish my covenant between me and thee,
and I will multiply thee exceedingly.
- And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke to
- And I, behold! my covenant
is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a
multitude of nations.
- And thy name shall
no more be called Abram, but thy name
shall be Abraam, [a] for I have made thee a
father of many nations.
- And I will increase
thee very exceedingly, and I will
make nations of thee, and kings shall come
out of thee.
- And I will establish my
covenant between thee and thy seed after
thee, to their generations, for an everlasting
covenant, to be thy God, and the God of thy
seed after thee
- And I will give to thee
and to thy seed after thee the land wherein
thou sojournest, even all the land of Chanaan
for an everlasting possession, and I
will be to them a God.
- And God said to
Abraam, Thou also shalt fully keep my
covenant, thou and thy seed after thee for
- And this is the covenant
which thou shalt fully keep between
me and you, and between thy seed after
thee for their generations, every male of
you shall be circumcised.
- 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.
- And the child of eight
days old shall be circumcised by you, every
male throughout your generations, and the
servant born in the house and he that is
bought with money, of every son of a stranger,
who is not of thy seed.
- He that is
born in thy house, and he that is bought
with money shall be surely circumcised, and
my covenant shall be on your flesh for an
- And the uncircumcised
male, who shall not be circumcised in
the flesh of his foreskin on the eighth day,
that soul shall be utterly destroyed from its
family, for he has broken my covenant.
- God said to Abraam, Sara thy wife
--her name shall not be called Sara, Sarrha
shall be her name.
- And I will bless her,
and give thee a son of her, and I will bless
him and he shall become nations, and kings
of nations shall be of him.
- And Abraam
fell upon his face, and laughed; and spoke
in his heart, saying, Shall there be a child
to one who is a hundred years old, and shall
Sarrha who is ninety years old, bear?
Abraam said to God, Let this Ismael live
- And God said to Abraam,
Yea behold, Sarrha thy wife shall bear thee
a son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac;
and I will establish my covenant with him,
for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to
him and to his seed after him.
- And concerning
Ismael, behold, I have heard thee
and, behold, I have blessed him, and will
increase him and multiply him exceedingly;
twelve nations shall he beget, and I will
make him a great nation.
- But I will establish
my covenant with Isaac, whom
Sarrha shall bear to thee at this time, in
the next year.
- And be left off speaking
with him, and God went up from Abraam.
- And Abraam took Ismael his son, and
all his home-born servants, and all those
bought with money, and every male of the
men in the house of Abraam, and he circumcised
their foreskins in the time of that
day according as God spoke to him.
Abraam was ninety-nine years old, when he
was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
- And Ismael his son was thirteen years old
when he was circumcised in the flesh of his
- And at the period of that day,
Abraam was circumcised, and Ismael his
- and all the men of his house, both
those born in the house, and those bought
with money of foreign nations.
[a] Rom. 4. 17.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]