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Genesis 17:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and [that] shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So shall ye be circumcised, in the flesh of your foreskin,—So shall it become a sign of a covenant, betwixt me and you.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and ye have circumcised the flesh of your foreskin, and it hath become a token of a covenant between Me and you.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, that it may be for a sign of the covenant between me and you.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskinne; and it shal be a token of the couenant betwixt me and you.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— 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.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And ye shall circumcise y5243
[5243] Standard
נָמַל
namal
{naw-mal'}
A primitive root; to become clipped or (specifically) circumcised.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x4135
(4135) Complement
מוּל
muwl
{mool}
A primitive root; to cut short, that is, curtail (specifically the prepuce, that is, to circumcise); by implication to blunt; figuratively to destroy.
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the flesh 1320
{1320} Prime
בָּשָׂר
basar
{baw-sawr'}
From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man.
of your foreskin; 6190
{6190} Prime
עָרְלָה
`orlah
{or-law'}
Feminine of H6189; the prepuce.
and it shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a token 226
{0226} Prime
אוֹת
'owth
{oth}
Probably from H0225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.
of the covenant 1285
{1285} Prime
בְּרִית
b@riyth
{ber-eeth'}
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh).
betwixt x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
me and you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 17:7-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 17:11

And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your (d) foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

(d) That private part is circumcised, to show that all that is begotten by man is corrupt, and must die.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the flesh:

Exodus 4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast [it] at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband [art] thou to me.
Joshua 5:3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
1 Samuel 18:25-27 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. ... Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
2 Samuel 3:14 And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver [me] my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

a token:

Acts 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so [Abraham] begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac [begat] Jacob; and Jacob [begat] the twelve patriarchs.
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
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