17 Then Abraham fell on his face (A)and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child? 18 And Abraham (B)said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!”

19 Then God said: “No, (C)Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My (D)covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and (E)will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget (F)twelve princes, (G)and I will make him a great nation.

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