Genesis 21:21
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New American Standard Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

World English Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
and he dwelleth in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother taketh for him a wife from the land of Egypt.

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The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of his Forerunner.
FROM the Temple to Nazareth! It seems indeed most fitting that the Evangelic story should have taken its beginning within the Sanctuary, and at the time of sacrifice. Despite its outward veneration for them, the Temple, its services, and specially its sacrifices, were, by an inward logical necessity, fast becoming a superfluity for Rabbinism. But the new development, passing over the intruded elements, which were, after all, of rationalistic origin, connected its beginning directly with the Old Testament
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Genesis 14:6
and the Horites in their Mount Seir, as far as El-paran, which is by the wilderness.

Genesis 25:18
They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.

Numbers 10:12
and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. Then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.

1 Samuel 25:1
Then Samuel died; and all Israel gathered together and mourned for him, and buried him at his house in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

Habakkuk 3:3
God comes from Teman, And the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His splendor covers the heavens, And the earth is full of His praise.

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