:B:1When Abram was ninety- nine years old, Yahweh ap peared to him and said, I am God Almighty. Walk in my presence and be without blame!2I will make a covenant between myself and you, and I will multiply your race. 3Abram fell face down and God said to him,4 This is my covenant with you: you will be the father of a multitude of nations.5No longer will you be called Abram, but Abraham, because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you more and more famous
:B:9God said to Abraham, For your part, you shall keep my co venant, you and your descendants after you, generation after generation.10This is my covenant with you, that you will keep, you and your descendants after you: Every male among you shall be cir cumcised
15Godsaid to Abraham, As for Sarai, your wife, no longer are you to call her Sarai, but Sarah. 16I will bless her, and I will give you a son by her. I will bless her and from her will come nations
17Then Abraham fell face down, and he laughed and said to himself, Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? And can Sarah who is ninety have a child?18And Abraham said to God, If only you would accept Ishmael as yours!19But God said, Not at all! It is Sarah, your wife, who will give birth to your son and you will name him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him and his descendants after him forever. 20 As for Ishmael, I heard you. I will bless him and make him fruitful, and I will multiply his race. He shall be the father of twelve princes and I will make of him a great nation.21But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, the child Sarah will have this time next year.22Whenhe had finished speaking with Abra ham, God went away from him.
23Abraham then took Ishmael, his son, as well as all those born in his house and all those he had bought to be slaves, all the males in the household of Abra ham, and circumcised their foreskins that same day as God had told him. 24Abra ham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised, 25and his son, Ishmael, was thirteen.26Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised that same day.27And every male in his household, whether born in his household or bought with money from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.