Genesis 17:20
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3458 [e]וּֽלְיִשְׁמָעֵ֘אל‪‬
ū-lə-yiš-mā-‘êl
And as for IshmaelConj-w, Prep-l | N-proper-ms
8085 [e]שְׁמַעְתִּיךָ֒
šə-ma‘-tî-ḵā
I have heard youV-Qal-Perf-1cs | 2ms
2009 [e]הִנֵּ֣ה ׀
hin-nêh
BeholdInterjection
1288 [e]בֵּרַ֣כְתִּי
bê-raḵ-tî
I have blessedV-Piel-Perf-1cs
853 [e]אֹת֗וֹ
’ō-ṯōw,
himDirObjM | 3ms
6509 [e]וְהִפְרֵיתִ֥י
wə-hip̄-rê-ṯî
and will make fruitfulConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-1cs
853 [e]אֹת֛וֹ
’ō-ṯōw
himDirObjM | 3ms
7235 [e]וְהִרְבֵּיתִ֥י
wə-hir-bê-ṯî
and will multiplyConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-1cs
853 [e]אֹת֖וֹ
’ō-ṯōw
himDirObjM | 3ms
3966 [e]בִּמְאֹ֣ד
bim-’ōḏ
exceedinglyPrep-b | Adv
3966 [e]מְאֹ֑ד
mə-’ōḏ;
greatlyAdv
8147 [e]שְׁנֵים־
šə-nêm-
twoNumber-md
6240 [e]עָשָׂ֤ר
‘ā-śār
[and] tenNumber-ms
5387 [e]נְשִׂיאִם֙
nə-śî-’im
princesN-mp
3205 [e]יוֹלִ֔יד
yō-w-lîḏ,
He shall begetV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
5414 [e]וּנְתַתִּ֖יו
ū-nə-ṯat-tîw
and I will make himConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs | 3ms
1471 [e]לְג֥וֹי
lə-ḡō-w
a nationPrep-l | N-ms
1419 [e]גָּדֽוֹל׃
gā-ḏō-wl.
greatAdj-ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 17:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וּֽלְיִשְׁמָעֵאל֮ שְׁמַעְתִּיךָ֒ הִנֵּ֣ה ׀ בֵּרַ֣כְתִּי אֹתֹ֗ו וְהִפְרֵיתִ֥י אֹתֹ֛ו וְהִרְבֵּיתִ֥י אֹתֹ֖ו בִּמְאֹ֣ד מְאֹ֑ד שְׁנֵים־עָשָׂ֤ר נְשִׂיאִם֙ יֹולִ֔יד וּנְתַתִּ֖יו לְגֹ֥וי גָּדֹֽול׃

בראשית 17:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ולישמעאל שמעתיך הנה ׀ ברכתי אתו והפריתי אתו והרביתי אתו במאד מאד שנים־עשר נשיאם יוליד ונתתיו לגוי גדול׃

בראשית 17:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ולישמעאל שמעתיך הנה ׀ ברכתי אתו והפריתי אתו והרביתי אתו במאד מאד שנים־עשר נשיאם יוליד ונתתיו לגוי גדול׃

בראשית 17:20 Hebrew Bible
ולישמעאל שמעתיך הנה ברכתי אתו והפריתי אתו והרביתי אתו במאד מאד שנים עשר נשיאם יוליד ונתתיו לגוי גדול׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

King James Bible
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will certainly bless him; I will make him fruitful and will multiply him greatly. He will father 12 tribal leaders, and I will make him into a great nation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have blessed.

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twelve.

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and I.

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