Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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

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!

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 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 Sara, that is ninety years old, bear?" 18 And Abraham said unto God, "O that Ishmael might live in thy sight!" 19 Then said God, "Nay. Sara thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac. And I will make my covenant with him, that it shall be an everlasting covenant unto his seed after him.



Cross References

Genesis 4:12

For when thou tillest the ground she shall henceforth not give her power unto thee. A vagabond and a renegade shalt thou be upon the earth."

Genesis 4:14

Behold, thou castest me out this day from off the face of the earth, and from thy sight must I hide myself, and I must be a vagabond and a renegade upon the earth: Moreover whosoever findeth me, will kill me."

Psalm 4:6

There be many that say, "Who will show us any good? LORD lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us."

Psalm 41:12

Thou hast upholden me because of my innocency, and set me before thy face forever.

Isaiah 59:2

But your misdeeds have separated you from your God, and your sins hide his face from you, that he heareth you not.

Jeremiah 32:39

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

Acts 2:39

"For the promise was made unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar, even as many as the Lord God shall call."

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