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Genesis 16:12 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 And he shall be a [a]wild man: his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him, and [b]he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.


  1. Genesis 16:12 Or, fierce and cruel, or; as a wild ass.
  2. Genesis 16:12 That is, the Ishmaelites shall be a peculiar people by themselves, and not a portion of another people.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Genesis 16:12 New International Version (NIV)

12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
    his hand will be against everyone
    and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
    toward[a] all his brothers.


  1. Genesis 16:12 Or live to the east / of
New International Version (NIV)

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