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Genesis 16:10

    Genesis 16:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the angel of the LORD said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the angel of the Lord said, Your seed will be greatly increased so that it may not be numbered.

    Webster's Revision

    And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

    World English Bible

    The angel of Yahweh said to her, "I will greatly multiply your seed, that they will not be numbered for multitude."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

    Definitions for Genesis 16:10

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 16:10

    I will multiply thy seed exceedingly - Who says this? The person who is called the Angel of the Lord; and he certainly speaks with all the authority which is proper to God.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 16:10

    I will multiply. - This language is proper only to the Lord Himself, because it claims a divine prerogative. The Lord is, therefore, in this angel. He promises to Hagar a numerous offspring. "Ishmael." "El," the Mighty, will hear; but "Jehovah," the Lord (Yahweh), heard her humiliation. Yahweh, therefore, is the same God as El. He describes Ishmael and his progeny in him as resembling the wild ass. This animal is a fit symbol of the wild, free, untamable Bedouin of the desert. He is to live in contention, and yet to dwell independently, among all his brethren. His brethren are the descendants of Heber, the Joctanites, composing the thirteen original tribes of the Arabs, and the Palgites to whom the descendants of Abram belonged. The Ishmaelites constituted the second element of the great Arab nation, and shared in their nomadic character and independence. The character here given of them is true even to the present day.