Genesis 25:12

12 This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant.

Genesis 25:12 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

Genesis 25:12 In-Context

10 This was the field Abraham had purchased from the Hittites and where he had buried his wife Sarah.
11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who settled near Beer-lahai-roi in the Negev.
12 This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant.
13 Here is a list, by their names and clans, of Ishmael’s descendants: The oldest was Nebaioth, followed by Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,