21:17 But God heard the boy’s voice. 1 The angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and asked her, “What is the matter, 2 Hagar? Don’t be afraid, for God has heard 3 the boy’s voice right where he is crying.
28:5 But the angel said 4 to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know 5 that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6
1:13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, 7 and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son; you 8 will name him John. 9
1:30 So 10 the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, 11 Mary, for you have found favor 12 with God!
[21:17] 1 sn God heard the boy’s voice. The text has not to this point indicated that Ishmael was crying out, either in pain or in prayer. But the text here makes it clear that God heard him. Ishmael is clearly central to the story. Both the mother and the
[1:13] sn Your prayer has been heard. Zechariah’s prayer while offering the sacrifice would have been for the nation, but the answer to the prayer also gave them a long hoped-for child, a hope they had abandoned because of their old age.