And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
Genesis 21:18
"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
Genesis 16:10
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."
Genesis 17:20
"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
Genesis 25:12-18
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Now these are [the records of] the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maid, bore to Abraham;
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and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam
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and Mishma and Dumah and Massa,
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Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
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These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve princes according to their tribes.
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These are the years of the life of Ishmael, one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.
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They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.