New Living Translation
You must cut off the flesh of your foreskin as a sign of the covenant between me and you.
King James Bible
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and that shall be a sign of the covenant between 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have circumcised the flesh of your foreskin, and it hath become a token of a covenant between Me and you.
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LibraryCovenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
God's procedure when imitable forms a peculiar argument for duty. That is made known for many reasons; among which must stand this,--that it may be observed and followed as an example. That, being perfect, is a safe and necessary pattern to follow. The law of God proclaims what he wills men as well as angels to do. The purposes of God show what he has resolved to have accomplished. The constitutions of his moral subjects intimate that he has provided that his will shall be voluntarily accomplished …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
The Power of God
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Confessing Christ an Indispensable Duty.
"God also gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision at that time. So when Abraham became the father of Isaac, he circumcised him on the eighth day. And the practice was continued when Isaac became the father of Jacob, and when Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs of the Israelite nation.
Circumcision was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous--even before he was circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised. They are counted as righteous because of their faith.
Then God said, "I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come.
"If there are foreigners living among you who want to celebrate the LORD's Passover, let all their males be circumcised. Only then may they celebrate the Passover with you like any native-born Israelite. But no uncircumcised male may ever eat the Passover meal.
Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.
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