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10 And the angel of Yahweh said to her, “I will greatly multiply[a] your offspring, so that they cannot be counted for their abundance.” 11 And the angel of Yahweh said to her:

“Behold, you are pregnant
    and shall have a son.
And you shall call his name Ishmael,
    for Yahweh has listened to your suffering.
12 And he shall be a wild donkey of a man,
    his hand will be against everyone,
    and the hand of everyone will be against him,
and he will live in hostility with all his brothers.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 16:10 Literally “multiplying I will multiply”
  2. Genesis 16:12 Literally “against the face of all his brothers”

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