13 For [gar] the promise [epaggelia], that he should be [einai]
the [autos] heir [kleronomos] of the world [kosmos], was
not [ou] to Abraham [Abraam], or [e] to his [autos] seed [sperma], through [dia] the law [nomos], but [alla] through [dia] the righteousness
[dikaiosune] of faith [pistis]. KJV-Interlinear
13 For the
promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not
come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. ESV
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The promises given to Abraham are all summarized here as the sum total of the promises given not only to Abraham personally but to His descendants or seed, as it is expressed here. For the promises to Abraham likewise belong to his descendants as well.
But those promises were not made as dependent on works, but were made as dependent on faith.
The promises came to Abraham long before circumcision ever existed.
The summary of the promises are that God would make of him a great nation, Gen. 12:2, that in him all the families of the earth should be blessed, Gen. 12:3, that his posterity should be innumerable as the stars, Gen. 15:5, and that he would be a father of many nations, Gen. 17:5.
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