Ishmael will be a wild man



12 And he will be a wild man; his hand
will be against every man, and every
man’s hand against him; and he shall
dwell in the presence of all his brethren.


12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let it
not be grievous in thy sight because of the
lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all
that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken
unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed
be called.
13 And also of the son of the bondwoman
will I make a nation, because he is thy
14 And Abraham rose up early in the
morning, and took bread, and a bottle of
water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it
on her shoulder, and the child, and sent
her away: and she departed, and wandered
in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
15 And the water was spent in the bottle,
and she cast the child under one of the
16 And she went, and sat her down over
against him a good way off, as it were a
bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the
death of the child. And she sat over
against him, and lift up her voice, and
17 And God heard the voice of the lad;
and the angel of God called to Hagar out
of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth
thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard
the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in
thine hand; for I will make him a great
19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw
a well of water; and she went, and filled
the bottle with water, and gave the lad
20 And God was with the lad; and he
grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and
became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of
Paran: and his mother took him a wife out
of the land of Egypt.