New Living Translation
Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded.
King James Bible
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
World English Bible
Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham circumciseth Isaac his son, being a son of eight days, as God hath commanded him.
Genesis 21:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:4 He circumcised his son - The covenant being established with him, the seal of the covenant was administered to him.
LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
The Holiness of God
But you work on the Sabbath, too, when you obey Moses' law of circumcision. (Actually, this tradition of circumcision began with the patriarchs, long before the law of Moses.)
"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.
From generation to generation, every male child must be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth. This applies not only to members of your family but also to the servants born in your household and the foreign-born servants whom you have purchased.
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