Genesis 25:16

16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps.

Genesis 25:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
ESV
16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes.
NLT
16 These twelve sons of Ishmael became the founders of twelve tribes named after them, listed according to the places they settled and camped.
MSG
16 all the sons of Ishmael. Their settlements and encampments were named after them. Twelve princes with their twelve tribes.
CSB
16 These are Ishmael's sons, and these are their names by their villages and encampments: 12 leaders of their clans.

Genesis 25:16 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 25:16

These [are] the sons of Ishmael
The twelve before mentioned, ( Genesis 25:13-15 ) : these [are] their names, by their towns and by their castles;
their towns and their castles being called after their names, some of which we are able to trace at this distance, as the above notes show: twelve princes according to their nations;
these were princes, or heads of tribes, and there were twelve of them, and continued so, see ( Genesis 17:20 ) ; where is the prophecy, and here an accomplishment of it.

Genesis 25:16 In-Context

14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps.
17 Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.
18 His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward all the tribes related to them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 17:20
  • 2. S Genesis 13:16; Psalms 83:6