Genesis 25:18
New International Version
His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward all the tribes related to them.

New Living Translation
Ishmael’s descendants occupied the region from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt in the direction of Asshur. There they lived in open hostility toward all their relatives.

English Standard Version
They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled over against all his kinsmen.

Berean Study Bible
Ishmael’s descendants settled from Havilah to Shur, which is near the border of Egypt as you go toward Asshur. And they lived in hostility toward all their brothers.

King James Bible
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

New King James Version
(They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.) He died in the presence of all his brethren.

New American Standard Bible
They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt going toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.

NASB 1995
They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.

NASB 1977
And they settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.

Amplified Bible
Ishmael’s sons (descendants) settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled opposite (east) of all his relatives.

Christian Standard Bible
And they settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt as you go toward Asshur. He stayed near all his relatives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt as you go toward Asshur. He lived in opposition to all his brothers.

American Standard Version
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they dwelt from Khaweela and unto Shuud that is before Egypt, which is in the entrance of Assyria; on the borders of all his brothers he had dwelt.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he dwelt from Evilat to Sur, which is opposite Egypt, until one comes to the Assyrians; he dwelt in the presence of all his brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he dwelt from Hevila as far as Sur, which looketh towards Egypt, to them that go towards the Assyrians. He died in the presence of all his brethren.

English Revised Version
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: he abode in the presence of all his brethren.

Good News Translation
The descendants of Ishmael lived in the territory between Havilah and Shur, to the east of Egypt on the way to Assyria. They lived apart from the other descendants of Abraham.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His descendants lived as nomads from the region of Havilah to Shur, which is near Egypt, in the direction of Assyria. They all fought with each other.

International Standard Version
His descendants settled from Havilah to Shur (that's near Egypt), all the way to Assyria, in defiance of all of his relatives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Asshur: over against all his brethren he did settle.

Literal Standard Version
and they dwell from Havilah to Shur, which [is] before Egypt, in [your] going toward Asshur; in the presence of all his brothers has he fallen.

NET Bible
His descendants settled from Havilah to Shur, which runs next to Egypt all the way to Asshur. They settled away from all their relatives.

New Heart English Bible
They lived from Havilah to Shur, which is near Egypt, all the way to Asshur. He settled near all his kinsmen.

World English Bible
They lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. He lived opposite all his relatives.

Young's Literal Translation
and they tabernacle from Havilah unto Shur, which is before Egypt, in thy going towards Asshur; in the presence of all his brethren hath he fallen.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Ishmael
17Ishmael lived a total of 137 years. Then he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people. 18Ishmael’s descendants settled from Havilah to Shur, which is near the border of Egypt as you go toward Asshur. And they lived in hostility toward all their brothers.

Cross References
Genesis 2:11
The name of the first river is Pishon; it winds through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

Genesis 16:7
Now the angel of the LORD found Hagar by a spring of water in the desert--the spring along the road to Shur.

Genesis 16:12
He will be a wild donkey of a man, and his hand will be against everyone, and everyone's hand against him; he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."

Genesis 20:1
Now Abraham journeyed from there to the region of the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he was staying in Gerar,

Genesis 21:21
And while he was dwelling in the Wilderness of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Exodus 15:22
Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the Desert of Shur. For three days they walked in the desert without finding water.

1 Samuel 15:7
Then Saul struck down the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt.

Ezekiel 23:23
the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, the men of Pekod, Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them--all desirable young men, governors and commanders, officers and men of renown, mounted on horses.


Treasury of Scripture

And they dwelled from Havilah to Shur, that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brothers.

Havilah.

Genesis 2:11
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

Genesis 10:7,29
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan…

Genesis 20:1
And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

as thou.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

toward.

2 Kings 23:29
In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

Isaiah 19:23,24
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians…

died.

Genesis 14:10
And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

Psalm 78:64
Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

in the.

Genesis 16:12
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.









(18) Havilah was far to the south, on the Persian Gulf. (See Genesis 10:29.)

Shur.--This was their western limit towards Egypt. (See Genesis 16:7.) In 1Samuel 15:7 this same region is assigned to the Amalekites.

As thou goest toward Assyria.--This does not mean that Shur was on the route toward Assyria, but gives the eastern limit of the country inhabited by the descendants of Ishmael.

He died.--But the Hebrew is, he fell--that is, his lot fell; he settled there.

In the presence of.--This means to the east of all his brethren. Just as Assyria was regarded as lying to the north of Palestine, because on starting the traveller journeyed in that direction, so Arabia was considered to be on the east, for a similar reason. (But see Note on Genesis 16:12.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[Ishmael’s descendants] settled
וַיִּשְׁכְּנ֨וּ (way·yiš·kə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

from Havilah
מֵֽחֲוִילָ֜ה (mê·ḥă·wî·lāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2341: Havilah -- a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also territories of uncertain location

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Shur,
שׁ֗וּר (šūr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7793: Shur -- a desert region Southwest of Palestine on eastern border of Egypt

which
אֲשֶׁר֙ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

is near
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the border
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of Egypt
מִצְרַ֔יִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

as you go
בֹּאֲכָ֖ה (bō·’ă·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

toward Asshur.
אַשּׁ֑וּרָה (’aš·šū·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 804: Ashshur

And they lived
נָפָֽל׃ (nā·p̄āl)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

in hostility
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

toward
פְּנֵ֥י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their brothers.
אֶחָ֖יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )


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