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Genesis 16

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 1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had born him no children. And she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

 2 And Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing. I pray you, go in to my maid; it may be that I can obtain children by her." And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.

 3 So after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her Egyptian maid and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

 4 And he went in to Hagar and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

 5 And Sarai said to Abram, "May my wrong be upon you! I have given my maid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. The LORD judge between me and you."

 6 But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand; do with her as it pleases you." And when Sarai dealt severely with her, Hagar fled from her.

 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness on the way to Shur.

 8 And he said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, where did you come from, and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai."

 9 And the angel of the LORD said to her," Return to your mistress and submit yourself under her hand."

 10 Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants, so that they will be too numerous to count."

 11 And the angel of the LORD said to her, "Behold, you are with child and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael [God hears], because the LORD has heard of your affliction.

 12 And he will be a wild donkey among men; his hand will be against every man and every man's hand against him, and he shall dwell to the east, in the presence of all his kinsmen.1

 13 So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "Have I not looked upon him who sees me?"

 14 Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; it is between Kadesh and Bered.

 15 And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

 16 And Abram was eighty six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.


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1 he [Ishmael] will be a wild donkey among men; his hand will be against every man and every man's hand against him, and he shall dwell to the east, in the presence of all his kinsmen. Both Jewish and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael as the ancestor of the Arab people. Ishmael is prophesied to become a nation of wild donkeys among men; wild donkeys are very willful and stubborn. And notice, the Arabs hand is prophesied to be against every man, and every man will be against him. He shall dwell in the east: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, etc. Bible prophecy has come true and is probably going to become even more true as we strengthen the hand of the Arabs by buying oil from them, making them rich and able to develop or buy any and all weapons.

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