As for Ishmael, I have heard you, and I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He will become the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 16:10
Then the Angel added, "I will greatly multiply your offspring so that they will be too numerous to count."
Arise, lift up the boy and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."
This is the account of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maidservant, bore to Abraham.
These were the sons of Ishmael, and these were their names by their villages and encampments--twelve princes of their tribes.
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a company of peoples.
He blesses them, and they multiply greatly; He does not let their herds diminish.
Chapter Outline1. God renews the covenant with Abram,
5. and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.
9. Circumcision is instituted.
15. Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.
17. Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.
23. Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.
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