What does God want us to learn from that, and why would God say that to him?
ESV - 12 He shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen.
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Hebrew: pere’ (H6501), is used to refer "running wild". Here it refers to man. Used 10 times of wild asses (Job 6:5; 11:12; 24:5; 39:5; Ps. 104:11; Isa. 32:14; Jer. 2:24; 14:6; Hos. 8:9). Ishmael"s hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him was a prophecy foretold about him. True today after four thousand years. Cp. Isa. 21:13; Jer. 3:2; Ezra 8:31.
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