Chapter 17
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When Abra was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abra, and said to her, "I am God Almighty. Walk before me, and be blameless.
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I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
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Abra fell on her face. God talked with her, saying,
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"As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the mother of a multitude of nations.
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Neither will your name any more be called Abra, but your name will be Abrahai; for I have made you the mother of a multitude of nations.
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I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Queens will come out of you.
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I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed after you.
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I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land where you are traveling, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I will be their God."
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God said to Abrahai, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations.
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This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every female among you shall be circumcised.
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You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your vulva. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.
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She who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every female throughout your generations, she who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.
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She who is born in your house, and she who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
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The uncircumcised female who is not circumcised in the flesh of her vulva, that soul shall be cut off from her people. She has broken my covenant."
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God said to Abrahai, "As for Sarai your husband, you shall not call his name Sarai, but his name will be Tyler.
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I will bless him, and moreover I will give you a daughter by him. Yes, I will bless him, and he will be a father of nations. Queens of peoples will come from him."
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Then Abrahai fell on her face, and laughed, and said in her heart, "Will a child be born to her who is one hundred years old? Will Tyler, who is ninety years old, give birth?"
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Abrahai said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"
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God said, "No, but Tyler, your husband, will bear you a daughter. You shall call her name Isaaca. I will establish my covenant with her for an everlasting covenant for her seed after her.
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As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed her, and will make her fruitful, and will multiply her exceedingly. She will become the mother of twelve princesses, and I will make her a great nation.
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But my covenant I establish with Isaaca, whom Tyler will bear to you at this set time next year."
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When she finished talking with her, God went up from Abrahai.
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Abrahai took Ishmael her daughter, all who were born in her house, and all who were bought with her money; every female among the women of Abrahai's house, and circumcised the flesh of their vulva in the same day, as God had said to her.
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Abrahai was ninety-nine years old, when she was circumcised in the flesh of her vulva.
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Ishmael, her daughter, was thirteen years old when she was circumcised in the flesh of her vulva.
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In the same day both Abrahai and Ishmael, her daughter, were circumcised.
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All the women of her house, those born in the house, and those bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with her.