Genesis 25:16
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New International Version
These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps.

New Living Translation
These twelve sons of Ishmael became the founders of twelve tribes named after them, listed according to the places they settled and camped.

English Standard Version
These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes.

New American Standard Bible
These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve princes according to their tribes.

King James Bible
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are Ishmael's sons, and these are their names by their villages and encampments: 12 leaders of their clans.

International Standard Version
These were Ishmael's children, listed by their names according to their villages and their camps. There were a total of twelve tribal chiefs, according to their clans.

NET Bible
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names by their settlements and their camps--twelve princes according to their clans.

New Heart English Bible
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments: twelve princes, according to their nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the sons of Ishmael and their names listed by their settlements and camps-12 leaders of their tribes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
these are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments; twelve princes according to their nations.

New American Standard 1977
These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve princes according to their tribes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns and by their palaces; twelve princes according to their families.

King James 2000 Bible
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their encampments; twelve princes according to their nations.

American King James Version
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

American Standard Version
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the sons of Ismael: and these are their names by their castles and towns, twelve princes of their tribes.

Darby Bible Translation
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, in their hamlets and their encampments -- twelve princes of their peoples.

English Revised Version
these are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments; twelve princes according to their nations.

Webster's Bible Translation
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

World English Bible
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments: twelve princes, according to their nations.

Young's Literal Translation
these are sons of Ishmael, and these their names, by their villages, and by their towers; twelve princes according to their peoples.
Study Bible
The Descendants of Ishmael
15Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. 16These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve princes according to their tribes. 17These 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.…
Cross References
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 25:15
Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.

Numbers 31:10
Then they burned all their cities where they lived and all their camps with fire.

1 Chronicles 6:54
Now these are their settlements according to their camps within their borders. To the sons of Aaron of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),
Treasury of Scripture

These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

castles.
The word tiroth, rendered 'castles,' is supposed by some to denote here 'towers,' fortified rocks, or mountain-tops, and fastnesses of various kinds in woods and hilly countries; but it rather means, 'shepherds' cots,' surrounded by sufficient enclosures to prevent the cattle from straying, as the cognate Syriac word teyaro, and Arabic tawar, signify 'a sheep-fold.'

twelve.

Genesis 17:20,23 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: Behold, I have blessed him, …

(16) By their towns, and by their castles.--Towns and castles in the wilderness of Paran there were none, but we know for certain that the first of these words signified an unwalled village. (See Leviticus 25:31, where it is exactly described; also Psalm 10:8, Isaiah 42:11.) It was, however, a settled and permanent place of dwelling. The other word rendered here castle, but used as the equivalent of tent in Psalm 69:25, is really a cluster of tents, the encampment of a tribe, and movable. It occurs in Numbers 31:10; 1Chronicles 6:54; Ezekiel 25:4. As is well known, the Arabs are divided into two classes--the dwellers in tents, who are ever moving from station to station, within certain limits, nevertheless, which they seldom pass over; and the agricultural class, who have fixed habitations, are looked upon as inferiors, and probably are the remains of a conquered race. To this day they pay a sort of rent, or black-mail, to the nobler Arabs. We find, then, this distinction already existing when this Tldth was drawn up; the agricultural Arabs dwelling in unwalled villages, while the nomad tribes pitched now here, and now there, their clusters of black camels'-hair tents. And thus we have in these words proof that Ishmael and his subjects were not all upon the same level; for while he, his sons, and his noblest retainers would dwell in tents, the inhabitants of the villages would be men of inferior origin, compelled to submit themselves to him.

Verse 16. - These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, - unwalled encampments, from hatzar, to surround; used of the movable villages of nomadic tribes (cf. Isaiah 42:11) - and by their castles; - fortified keeps (Murphy); tent villages (Keil); nomadic camps (Kalisch). Cf. Numbers 31:10; 1 Chronicles 6:39; Psalm 69:26; Ezekiel 25:4) - twelve princes - this does not imply that Ishmael had only twelve sons, like Israel - a very suspicious circumstance (De Wette); but only that these twelve became phylarchs (Havernick). The Egyptian dedecarchy rested on a like earlier division of names. Homer mentions a similar case among the Phoenicians (Odyss., 8. 390); Thucydides another in ancient Attica (2. 15); vide Havernick's 'Introch,' § 18 - according to their nations (or tribe divisions). These are the sons of Ishmael,.... The twelve before mentioned, Genesis 25:13,

these are their names, by their towns and by their castles; their towns and their castles being called after their names, some of which we are able to trace at this distance, as the above notes show:

twelve princes according to their nations; these were princes, or heads of tribes, and there were twelve of them, and continued so, see Genesis 17:20; where is the prophecy, and here an accomplishment of it. 25:11-18 Ishmael had twelve sons, whose families became distinct tribes. They peopled a very large country that lay between Egypt and Assyria, called Arabia. The number and strength of this family were the fruit of the promise, made to Hagar and to Abraham, concerning Ishmael.
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