Genesis 21:4
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English Standard Version
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

King James Bible
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

American Standard Version
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he circumcised him the eighth day, as God had commanded him,

English Revised Version
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Abimelech then gave him back his wife with a liberal present of cattle and slaves, and gave him leave to dwell wherever he pleased in his land. To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given a thousand shekele of silver to thy brother; behold, it is to thee a covering of the eyes (i.e., an expiatory gift) with regard to all that are with thee ("because in a mistress the whole family is disgraced," Del.), and with all - so art thou justified." The thousand shekels (about 131) were not a special present made to Sarah, but indicate the value of the present made to Abraham, the amount of which may be estimated by this standard, that at a later date (Exodus 21:32) a slave was reckoned at 30 shekels. By the "covering of the eyes" we are not to understand a veil, which Sarah was to procure for 1000 shekels; but it is a figurative expression for an atoning gift, and is to be explained by the analogy of the phrase פּני פ כּפּר "to cover any one's face," so that he may forget a wrong done (cf. Genesis 32:21; and Job 9:24, "he covereth the faces of the judges," i.e., he bribes them). ונוכחת can only be the 2 pers. fem. sing. perf. Niphal, although the Dagesh lene is wanting in the ת; for the rules of syntax will hardly allow us to regard this form as a participle, unless we imagine the extremely harsh ellipsis of נוכחת for אתּ נוכחת. The literal meaning is "so thou art judged," i.e., justice has been done thee.

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Genesis 17:10-12 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every man child among you shall be circumcised...

Exodus 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised...

Leviticus 12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Luke 1:6,59 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless...

Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS...

John 7:22,23 Moses therefore gave to you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses...

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...

Cross References
John 7:22
Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.

Acts 7:8
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.

Genesis 17:12
He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised. Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring,

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