Genesis 17:18
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֥אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
85 [e]אַבְרָהָ֖ם
’aḇ-rā-hām
AbrahamN-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
430 [e]הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים
hā-’ĕ-lō-hîm;
GodArt | N-mp
3863 [e]ל֥וּ
Oh thatPrep
3458 [e]יִשְׁמָעֵ֖אל
yiš-mā-‘êl
IshmaelN-proper-ms
2421 [e]יִחְיֶ֥ה
yiḥ-yeh
might liveV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
6440 [e]לְפָנֶֽיךָ׃
lə-p̄ā-ne-ḵā.
before YouPrep-l | N-cpc | 2ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 17:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֶל־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים ל֥וּ יִשְׁמָעֵ֖אל יִחְיֶ֥ה לְפָנֶֽיךָ׃

בראשית 17:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר אברהם אל־האלהים לו ישמעאל יחיה לפניך׃

בראשית 17:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר אברהם אל־האלהים לו ישמעאל יחיה לפניך׃

בראשית 17:18 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר אברהם אל האלהים לו ישמעאל יחיה לפניך׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before You!"

King James Bible
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael were acceptable to You!"
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