The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they
will be too numerous to count. The angel of the LORD also said to her:
"You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD
has heard of your misery."
17 – 18
“God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from
heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God
has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the
hand, for I will make him into a great nation."
Genesis 17: 20
as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him
fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve
rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.”
Genesis 21: 12
will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your