Genesis 25:12

Ishmael’s Sons

12 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Sarah’s slave, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.

Read Genesis 25:12 Using Other Translations

Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.
This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant.

What does Genesis 25:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 25:12

Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son,
&c.] Or the genealogy of his posterity; and which is given to show that the Lord was not unmindful of his promise made to Abraham, concerning the multiplication of his seed, ( Genesis 16:10 ) ( 17:20 ) : whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham;
see ( Genesis 16:1 Genesis 16:15 ) .

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