Genesis 16:12
Good News Translation
But your son will live like a wild donkey; he will be against everyone, and everyone will be against him. He will live apart from all his relatives."

Contemporary English Version
But your son will live far from his relatives; he will be like a wild donkey, fighting everyone, and everyone fighting him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men's hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.

New American Bible
He shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; Alongside all his kindred shall he encamp.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men's hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.

be a.

Genesis 21:20 And God was with him: and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a young man, an archer.

Job 11:12 A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.

Job 39:5-8 Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds? . . .

wild.

Job 39:5-8 Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds? . . .

, affords the very best representation of the wandering, lawless, freebooting life of the Bedouin and other Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael.

his hand.

Genesis 27:40 Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword, and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.

he shall.

Genesis 25:18 And he dwelt from Hevila as far as Sur, which looketh towards Egypt, to them that go towards the Assyrians. He died in the presence of all his brethren.

Context
The Birth of Ishmael
11And again: Behold, said he, thou art with child, and thou shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Ismael, because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. 12He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men's hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.13And she called the name of the Lord that spoke unto her: Thou the God who hast seen me. For she said: Verily, here have I seen the hinder parts of him that seeth me.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:18
And he dwelt from Hevila as far as Sur, which looketh towards Egypt, to them that go towards the Assyrians. He died in the presence of all his brethren.

Genesis 37:25
And sitting down to eat bread, they saw some Ismaelites on their way coming from Galaad, with their camels, carrying spices, and balm, and myrrh to Egypt.

Job 24:5
Others like wild asses in the desert go forth to their work: by watching for a prey they get bread for their children.

Job 39:5
Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds?

Additional Translations
He will be a wild donkey of a man, and his hand will be against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brothers.

And he shall be as a wild ass among men; his hand'shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his brethren.

He shall be a wild man, his hands against all, and the hands of all against him, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

And he will be a wild-ass of a man, his hand against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell before the face of all his brethren.

And he shall be as a wild-ass among men; his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

He will be like a wild donkey among men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposite all of his brothers."

and he is a wild-ass man, his hand against every one, and every one's hand against him -- and before the face of all his brethren he dwelleth.'
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