Now (A)the angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to (B)Shur. He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s slave woman, (C)from where have you come, and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” So the angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit [a]to her authority.” 10 The (D)angel of the Lord also said to her, “(E)I will greatly multiply your [b]descendants so that [c]they will be too many to count.” 11 The angel of the Lord said to her further,

“Behold, you are pregnant,
And you will give birth to a son;
And you shall name him [d]Ishmael,
Because (F)the Lord has heard your affliction.
12 But he will be a (G)wild donkey of a man;
His hand will be against everyone,
And everyone’s hand will be against him;
And he will live [e](H)in defiance of all his brothers.”

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  1. Genesis 16:9 Lit under her hands
  2. Genesis 16:10 Lit seed
  3. Genesis 16:10 Lit they shall not be counted for multitude
  4. Genesis 16:11 I.e., God hears
  5. Genesis 16:12 Lit before the face of; or opposite

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