Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!

New American Standard Bible

And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before You!”

King James Version

And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Holman Bible

So Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael were acceptable to You!”

International Standard Version

So Abraham responded to God, "If only Ishmael would live in constant awareness that you're always with him!"

A Conservative Version

And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!

American Standard Version

And Abraham said unto God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!

Amplified

And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael [my firstborn] might live before You!”

Bible in Basic English

And Abraham said to God, If only Ishmael's life might be your care!

Julia Smith Translation

And Abraham will say to God, O for Ishmael to live before thee

King James 2000

And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before you!

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"

Modern King James verseion

And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before You!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Abraham said unto God, "O that Ishmael might live in thy sight!"

NET Bible

Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live before you!"

New Heart English Bible

Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you."

The Emphasized Bible

And Abraham said unto God, - Oh that, Ishmael, might live before thee!

Webster

And Abraham said to God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

World English Bible

Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"

Youngs Literal Translation

And Abraham saith unto God, 'O that Ishmael may live before Thee;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
H85
אברהם 
'Abraham 
Usage: 175

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

O that
לוּ לא לוּא 
Luw' 
if, would God, O that, Oh, would it might be, if haply, peradventure, Oh that, pray thee, Though, would
Usage: 22

ישׁמעאל 
Yishma`e'l 
Usage: 49

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

References

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Abram And Circumcision, The Sign Of The Covenant

17 And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee! 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall indeed bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.



Cross References

Genesis 4:12

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield thee its strength; a wanderer and fugitive shalt thou be on the earth.

Genesis 4:14

Behold, thou hast driven me this day from the face of the ground, and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a wanderer and fugitive on the earth; and it will come to pass, that every one who finds me will slay me.

Psalm 4:6

Many say, Who shall cause us to see good? Lift up upon us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah.

Psalm 41:12

But as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

Isaiah 59:2

but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he doth not hear.

Jeremiah 32:39

And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me all their days, for the good of them, and of their children after them.

Acts 2:39

For to you is the promise and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God may call.

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