Genesis 25:16
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The burial of the patriarch in the cave of Machpelah was attended to by Isaac and Ishmael; since the latter, although excluded from the blessings of the covenant, was acknowledged by God as the son of Abraham by a distinct blessing (Genesis 17:20), and was thus elevated above the sons of Keturah.

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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, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly...

Cross References
Genesis 17:20
As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation.

Genesis 25:15
Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Numbers 31:10
All their cities in the places where they lived, and all their encampments, they burned with fire,

1 Chronicles 6:54
These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the clans of Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot,

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