10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”(A)

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20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers.(A) He will be the father of twelve rulers,(B) and I will make him into a great nation.(C)

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13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation(A) also, because he is your offspring.”

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18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.(A)

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16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers(A) according to their settlements and camps.(B)

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10 Who can count the dust of Jacob(A)
    or number even a fourth of Israel?
Let me die the death of the righteous,(B)
    and may my final end be like theirs!(C)

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