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Genesis 16:7-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Now the angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s slave woman, from where have you come, and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” So the angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit [a]to her authority.” 10 The angel of the Lord also said to her, “I will greatly multiply your [b]descendants so that [c]they will be too many to count.” 11 The angel of the Lord said to her further,

“Behold, you are pregnant,
And you will give birth to a son;
And you shall name him [d]Ishmael,
Because the Lord has heard your affliction.
12 But he will be a wild donkey of a man;
His hand will be against everyone,
And everyone’s hand will be against him;
And he will live [e]in defiance of all his brothers.”

13 Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “[f]You are [g]a God who sees me”; for she said, “Have I even seen Him here and lived after [h]He saw me?”

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 16:9 Lit under her hands
  2. Genesis 16:10 Lit seed
  3. Genesis 16:10 Lit they shall not be counted for multitude
  4. Genesis 16:11 I.e., God hears
  5. Genesis 16:12 Lit before the face of; or opposite
  6. Genesis 16:13 Or You, God, see me
  7. Genesis 16:13 Heb Elroi
  8. Genesis 16:13 Lit His seeing me
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Genesis 16:7-13 New International Version (NIV)

The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
    and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,[a]
    for the Lord has heard of your misery.
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[b] all his brothers.

13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen[c] the One who sees me.”

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears.
  2. Genesis 16:12 Or live to the east / of
  3. Genesis 16:13 Or seen the back of
New International Version (NIV)

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