Genesis 17:18-20 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
18 Then Abraham said to God, “Why not let Ishmael be my heir?”
19 God replied, “No! Your wife Sarah will give you a son, and you will name him Isaac [He Laughs]. I will make an everlasting promise to him and his descendants. 20 I have heard your request about Ishmael. Yes, I will bless him, make him fertile, and increase the number of his descendants. He will be the father of 12 princes, and I will make him a great nation.