1亚伯兰九十九岁那年，耶和华向他显现说：“我是全能的上帝。你要遵行我的旨意，做纯全无过的人。 2我要与你立约，我要使你子孙极其兴旺。” 3亚伯兰就俯伏在地，上帝又对他说： 4“我要与你立约，你必成为许多民族的始祖。 5以后你的名字不再叫亚伯兰，要改为亚伯拉罕17:5 “亚伯拉罕”意思是“万族之父”。，因为我要立你为万族之父。 6我要使你的子孙极其兴旺，许多民族和君王必从你而出。 7我要和你并你的子子孙孙立永恒的约，我要做你和你子孙的上帝。 8我要把你现在寄居的整个迦南赐给你和你的后裔永远作产业，我也必做他们的上帝。”
9上帝又对亚伯拉罕说：“你和你的子孙世世代代都要遵守我的约。 10你们所有的男子都要受割礼，这是我与你和你的子孙所立的约，你们要遵守。 11你们都要割包皮，作为我与你们立约的记号。 12你们世世代代的男子在出生后的第八日都要接受割礼。在你家里出生的和用钱从外族人那里买来的奴仆也要受割礼。 13不论是在你家里生的，还是你用钱买来的男子，都要接受割礼，这样你们的肉体上就有我永恒之约的记号。 14任何没有接受割礼的男子，要将他从民中铲除，因为他违背了我的约。”
15上帝对亚伯拉罕说：“你的妻子以后不要叫撒莱，她的名字要叫撒拉。 16我必赐福给她，让她为你生一个儿子。她必成为万族的母亲，万民的君王必从她而出。” 17亚伯拉罕就俯伏在地，笑了起来，心想：“我一百岁了，还能有孩子吗？撒拉已经九十岁了，还能生养吗？” 18亚伯拉罕对上帝说：“愿以实玛利蒙你赐福。” 19上帝说：“不，你妻子撒拉必为你生一个儿子，你要给他取名叫以撒，我必向他和他的后代坚守我的约，直到永远。 20至于以实玛利，我已听见你的祈求，我必赐福给他，使他的后代极其兴旺昌盛。他必做十二个族长的父亲，我必使他成为大国。 21撒拉必在明年这时候给你生以撒，我必向他坚守我的约。” 22上帝说完以后，便离开亚伯拉罕上升而去。
23亚伯拉罕就在那天照着上帝的吩咐，为儿子以实玛利和家中所有的男子，不论是在家中出生的，还是买回来的，都行了割礼。 24亚伯拉罕接受割礼的时候九十九岁。 25他的儿子以实玛利接受割礼的时候十三岁。 26他们父子二人就在那天接受了割礼。 27亚伯拉罕家里所有的男子，包括家中出生的和买回来的，都一起接受了割礼。
The Covenant of Circumcision
1When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him. He said, “I am the Mighty God. Walk faithfully with me. Live in a way that pleases me. 2I will now act on my covenant between me and you. I will greatly increase the number of your children after you.”
3Abram fell with his face to the ground. God said to him, 4“This is my covenant with you. You will be the father of many nations. 5You will not be called Abram anymore. Your name will be Abraham, because I have made you a father of many nations. 6I will greatly increase the number of your children after you. Nations and kings will come from you. 7I will make my covenant with you last forever. It will be between me and you and your family after you for all time to come. I will be your God. And I will be the God of all your family after you. 8You are now living in Canaan as an outsider. But I will give you the whole land of Canaan. You will own it forever and so will all your family after you. And I will be their God.”
9Then God said to Abraham, “You must keep my covenant. You and your family after you must keep it for all time to come. 10Here is my covenant that you and your family after you must keep. You and every male among you must be circumcised. 11That will be the sign of the covenant between me and you. 12It must be done for all time to come. Every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised. That includes those who are born into your own family or outside it. It also includes those bought with money from a stranger. 13So any male born into your family or bought with your money must be circumcised. My covenant will last forever. Your body will have the mark of my covenant on it. 14Any male who has not been circumcised will be separated from his people. He has broken my covenant.”
15God also said to Abraham, “Do not continue to call your wife by the name Sarai. Her name will be Sarah. 16I will give her my blessing. You can be sure that I will give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations. Kings of nations will come from her.”
17Abraham fell with his face to the ground. He laughed and said to himself, “Can a 100-year-old man have a son? Can Sarah have a child at the age of 90?” 18Abraham said to God, “I really wish Ishmael could receive your blessing!”
19Then God said, “Yes, I will bless Ishmael. But your wife Sarah will have a son by you. And you will name him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him. That covenant will last forever. It will be for Isaac and his family after him. 20I have heard what you said about Ishmael. I will surely bless him. I will make his family very large. He will be the father of 12 rulers. And I will make him into a great nation. 21But I will establish my covenant with Isaac. By this time next year, Sarah will have a son by you.” 22When God had finished speaking with Abraham, God left him.
23On that same day Abraham circumcised his son Ishmael. He also circumcised every male who was born into his family or bought with his money. He did exactly as God had told him. 24Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised. 25His son Ishmael was 13. 26Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day. 27And every male in Abraham’s household was circumcised along with him. That included those born into his family or bought from a stranger.