Now the (A)Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, (B)by the spring on the way to (C)Shur. And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”

The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and (D)submit yourself under her hand.” 10 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, (E)“I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” 11 And the Angel of the Lord said to her:

“Behold, you are with child,
(F)And you shall bear a son.
You shall call his name [a]Ishmael,
Because the Lord has heard your affliction.

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  1. Genesis 16:11 Lit. God Hears

11 But the (A)Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”

So he said, “Here I am.”

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15 Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,

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13 I am the God of Bethel, (A)where you anointed the pillar and where you made a vow to Me. Now (B)arise, get out of this land, and return to the land of your family.’ ”

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16 The Angel (A)who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let (B)my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them (C)grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

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