18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” 19 God said, “No, but (A)Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name (B)Isaac.[a] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. 20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and (C)multiply him greatly. He (D)shall father twelve princes, and (E)I will make him into a great nation. 21 But (F)I will establish my covenant with Isaac, (G)whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time next year.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs

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