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16:12 He will be a rebel. His hand will be against everyone, and everyone's hand will be against him. Still, he will dwell undisturbed near all his brothers.'
Vehu yihyeh pereh adam yado vakol veyad kol bo ve'al-peney chol-echav yishkon.
16:13 [Hagar] gave a name to God who had spoken to her, [saying], 'You are a Vision God,' for she said, 'Didn't I [still] see here after my vision?'
Vatikra shem-Adonay hadover eleyha atah El Ro'i ki amerah hagam halom ra'iti acharey ro'i.



Commentary:

rebel
  (Targum; cf. Ibn Ezra). Pereh Adam in Hebrew. Pereh is a wild donkey (cf. Isaiah 32:14, Hosea 8:9, Job 6:5, 11:12, 24:5) and hence, it can be translated, 'a wild donkey of a man' (Targum Yonathan; Ramban). Rashi interprets it to mean an 'outdoor man' or 'a man who will live in Paran.'

dwell undisturbed
  See note on Genesis 14:13. Cf. Targum Yonathan.

near all his brothers
  Or, 'He will dwell over all his brothers,' (cf. Rashi).

gave a name...
  Or, 'prayed to God' (Targum).

Vision God
  Or, 'God of vision' (Ibn Ezra).

Didn't I...
  (cf. Targum; Rashi). Or, 'Wasn't I able to see after my vision?' or 'Did I not have a vision after He saw me?' (Ibn Ezra).





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