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16:10 [Another] angel said in God's name, 'I will grant you many descendants. They will be so many that they will be uncountable.'
Vayomer lah mal'ach Adonay harbah arbeh et-zar'ech velo yisafer merov.
16:11 [Still another] angel of God said to her, 'You are pregnant, and will give birth to a son. You must name him Ishmael, for God has heard your prayer.
Vayomer lah mal'ach Adonay hinach harah veyoladet ben vekarat shmo Yishma'el ki-shama Adonay el-onyech.



Commentary:

in God's name
  Literally, 'An angel of God said to her,' but obviously it was God making the promise, and not the angel (cf. Radak; Rashi on Genesis 18:10).

prayer
  (Targum). Literally, 'suffering'.

Another
  Cf. Rashi on Genesis 16:9

Ishmael
  Yishmael in Hebrew, literally, 'God will hear.'





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