16 “Go, assemble the elders(A) of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob(B)—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen(C) what has been done to you in Egypt.

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11 The angel of the Lord(A) also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
    and you will give birth to a son.(B)
You shall name him(C) Ishmael,[a](D)
    for the Lord has heard of your misery.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears.

11 And she made a vow,(A) saying, “Lord Almighty(B), if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember(C) me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life,(D) and no razor(E) will ever be used on his head.”

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“You saw the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt;(A) you heard their cry at the Red Sea.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:9 Or the Sea of Reeds

44 Yet he took note of their distress
    when he heard their cry;(A)

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