Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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!

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before you! 19 And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.



Cross References

Genesis 4:12

When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.

Genesis 4:14

Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that anyone that finds me shall slay me.

Psalm 4:6

There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.

Psalm 41:12

And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me before your face forever.

Isaiah 59:2

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

Jeremiah 32:39

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

Acts 2:39

For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

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