New Living Translation
Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised,
King James Bible
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
World English Bible
Abraham was ninety-nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham is a son of ninety and nine years in the flesh of his foreskin being circumcised;
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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.
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.
You must cut off the flesh of your foreskin as a sign of the covenant between me and you.
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