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Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Genesis 17:23-27

CRITICAL NOTES.—Genesis 17:25. And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised.] From this circumstance has followed the usage of the Arabians, who circumcise their males in the thirteenth year.MAIN HOMILETICS OF THE PARAGRAPH.—Genesis 17:23-27OBEDIENCE TO THE DIVINE VOICEGod had ceased speaking, and went up from Abraham (Genesis 17:22). The end of every Divine revelation is not to satisfy curiosity, or even our desire of knowledge for its own sake, but to impart unto us... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Genesis 17:1-27

Chapter 17Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old ( Genesis 17:1 ),So this is another thirteen years later.the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am Almighty God ( Genesis 17:1 );El Shaddai. So here is the first term use of the term Almighty God, El Shaddai.walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly ( Genesis 17:1-2 ).Now we passed over the sixteenth chapter but let me point out that at this point, Abraham... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 17:1-27

Genesis 17:1. The Almighty God. The original word Shaddai is often rendered, All-sufficient. He is so called because he sheds down blessings as the rain. Genesis 17:2. My covenant; so called because God gave it to Abraham, and is still mindful of it to confirm it forever to the faithful. Isaiah 51:6. Genesis 17:3. Fell on his face. The exterior acts of worship were in general four. (1) Prostration of the body to the ground. (2) Bowing the head. (3) Bowing the upper part of the... read more

Joseph Exell

The Biblical Illustrator - Genesis 17:23-27

Genesis 17:23-27In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his sonObedience to the Divine voiceI.PROMPT. 1. To delay is to despise God’s authority. 2. It is safest to act upon moral impulses immediately. II. UNQUESTIONING. God’s will is both law and reason. III. COMPLETE. A particular and intense regard to God’s known will is the essence of piety. (T. H. Leale.)Abraham’s obedience to God’s commandThere are three things in particular in the obedience of Abraham worthy of notice.... read more

John Trapp

John Trapp Complete Commentary - Genesis 17:24

Gen 17:24 And Abraham [was] ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. Ver. 24. And Abraham was ninety years old and nine. ] Five different times is Abraham’s age exactly noted in Scripture; which showeth how dear the saints are to God; when the wicked are, ουτιδανοι , little set by; men of no account. read more

Samuel Bagster

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge - Genesis 17:24

Genesis 17:1, Genesis 17:17, Genesis 12:4, Romans 4:11, Romans 4:19, Romans 4:20 Reciprocal: Genesis 18:11 - old Matthew 19:14 - Suffer Acts 10:47 - General read more

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