Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Abraham said to 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

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!"

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 bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed as he said to himself, "Can a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?" 18 Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live before you!" 19 God said, "No, Sarah your wife is going to bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm my covenant with him as a perpetual covenant for his descendants after him.



Cross References

Genesis 4:12

When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."

Genesis 4:14

Look! You are driving me off the land today, and I must hide from your presence. I will be a homeless wanderer on the earth; whoever finds me will kill me."

Psalm 4:6

Many say, "Who can show us anything good?" Smile upon us, Lord!

Psalm 41:12

As for me, you uphold me because of my integrity; you allow me permanent access to your presence.

Isaiah 59:2

But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers.

Jeremiah 32:39

I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them.

Acts 2:39

For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

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