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Genesis 17:20 NIV

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.

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  • a 17:1 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
  • b 17:5 - "Abram" means "exalted father."
  • c 17:5 - "Abraham" probably means "father of many."
  • d 17:19 - "Isaac" means "he laughs."