15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but [a]Sarah shall be her name. 16 And I will bless her (A)and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother (B)of nations; (C)kings of peoples shall be from her.”

17 Then Abraham fell on his face (D)and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child? 18 And Abraham (E)said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!”

19 Then God said: “No, (F)Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My (G)covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and (H)will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget (I)twelve princes, (J)and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My (K)covenant I will establish with Isaac, (L)whom Sarah shall bear to you at this (M)set time next year.” 22 Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:15 Lit. Princess