New Living Translation
Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants."
King James Bible
Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
Darby Bible Translation
Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of him a great nation.
World English Bible
Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."
Young's Literal Translation
rise, lift up the youth, and lay hold on him with thy hand, for for a great nation I set him.'
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LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
The Holiness of God
The angel of the LORD found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur.
Then he added, "I will give you more descendants than you can count."
As for Ishmael, I will bless him also, just as you have asked. I will make him extremely fruitful and multiply his descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
But I will also make a nation of the descendants of Hagar's son because he is your son, too."
At that moment the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Yes," Abraham replied. "Here I am!"
This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah's Egyptian servant.
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