Covenant Circumcision

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty.(A) Live[a] in my presence and be blameless.(B)

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  1. 17:1 Or Walk

The Covenant of Circumcision

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old,(A) the Lord appeared to him(B) and said, “I am God Almighty[a];(C) walk before me faithfully and be blameless.(D)

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  1. Genesis 17:1 Hebrew El-Shaddai

and so that the Lord will fulfill his promise that he made to me: ‘If your sons take care to walk faithfully before me with all their heart and all their soul,(A) you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’(B)

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and that the Lord may keep his promise(A) to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully(B) before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

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And Solomon replied, “You have shown great and faithful love to your servant, my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, righteousness, and integrity.[a] You have continued this great and faithful love for him by giving him a son to sit on his throne,(A) as it is today.(B)

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  1. 3:6 Lit and uprightness of heart with you

Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful(A) to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son(B) to sit on his throne this very day.

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23 He said:

Lord God of Israel,
there is no God like you
in heaven above or on earth below,(A)
who keeps the gracious covenant
with your servants who walk before you
with all their heart.(B)

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23 and said:

Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like(A) you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love(B) with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.

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Hezekiah relied on the Lord God of Israel;(A) not one of the kings of Judah was like him, either before him or after him.(B) He remained faithful to the Lord(C) and did not turn from following him but kept the commands the Lord had commanded Moses.

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Hezekiah trusted(A) in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast(B) to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.

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For your faithful love guides me,[a]
and I live by your truth.(A)

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  1. 26:3 Lit love is in front of my eyes

for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love(A)
    and have lived(B) in reliance on your faithfulness.(C)

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