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16:16 He was 86 years old when Hagar bore his son Ishmael.
Ve'Avram ben-shmonim shanah veshesh shanim beledet-Hagar et-Yishma'el le-Avram.
17:1 Abram was 99 years old. God appeared to him and said, 'I am God Almighty. Walk before Me and be perfect.
Vayehi Avram ben-tish'im shanah vetesha shanim vayera Adonay el-Avram vayomer elav ani El-Shaday hithalech lefanay veheyeh tamim.



Commentary:

86 years old
  See note on Genesis 16:3. This was the year 2034.

99 years old
  Thirteen years after Ishmael was born, in the year 2047. See Genesis 17:25. The vision did not come until Ishmael was legally an adult.

God Almighty
  El Shaddai in Hebrew. Shaddai is interpreted as being the same as she-dai, 'He who has sufficient [power]' (Rashi).

perfect
  Tamim in Hebrew. See note on Genesis 6:9.





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