11 And the angel of the Lord said to her,

“Behold, you are pregnant
    and shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,[a]
    (A)because the Lord has listened to your affliction.
12 He shall be (B)a wild donkey of a man,
    his hand against everyone
    and everyone's hand against him,
and he shall dwell (C)over against all his kinsmen.”

13 So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,”[b] for she said, (D)“Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”[c]

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  1. Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears
  2. Genesis 16:13 Or You are a God who sees me
  3. Genesis 16:13 Hebrew Have I really seen him here who sees me? or Would I have looked here for the one who sees me?

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