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Genesis 17:11

    Genesis 17:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the flesh of your private parts you are to undergo it, as a mark of the agreement between me and you.

    Webster's Revision

    And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.

    World English Bible

    You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.

    Definitions for Genesis 17:11

    Betwixt - Between; in an intermediate position.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 17:11

    And it shall be a token - לאות leoth, for a sign of spiritual things; for the circumcision made in the flesh was designed to signify the purification of the heart from all unrighteousness, as God particularly showed in the law itself. See Deuteronomy 10:16; see also Romans 2:25-29;Colossians 2:11. And it was a seal of that righteousness or justification that comes by faith, Romans 4:11. That some of the Jews had a just notion of its spiritual intention, is plain from many passages in the Chaldee paraphrases and in the Jewish writers. I borrow one passage from the book Zohar, quoted by Ainsworth: "At what time a man is sealed with this holy seal, (of circumcision), thenceforth he seeth the holy blessed God properly, and the holy soul is united to him. If he be not worthy, and keepeth not this sign, what is written? By the breath of God they perish, (Job 4:9), because this seal of the holy blessed God was not kept. But if he be worthy, and keep it, the Holy Ghost is not separated from him."