Genesis 161Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children; and she had an Egyptian maid, whose name was Hagar. 2And Sarai said to Abram, Behold, the Lord has restrained me from bearing, go therefore in to my maid, that I may get children for myself through her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3So Sarai, Abram's wife, having taken Hagar the Egyptian her handmaid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, gave her to Abram her husband as a wife to him. 4And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived, and saw that she was with child, and her mistress was dishonored before her. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, I am injured by you; I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when I saw that she was with child, I was dishonored before her. The Lord judge between me and you. 6And Abram said to Sarai, Behold your handmaid is in your hands, use her as it may seem good to you. And Sarai afflicted her, and she fled from her face. 7And the Angel of the Lord found her by the fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8And the Angel of the Lord said to her, Hagar, Sarai's maid, from where do you come, and where are you going? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai. 9And the Angel of the Lord said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands. 10And the Angel of the Lord said to her, I will surely multiply your seed, so that they shall not be numbered for multitude. 11And the Angel of the Lord said to her, Behold you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael, for the Lord has hearkened to your humiliation. 12He shall be a wild man, his hands against all, and the hands of all against him, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13And she called the name of the Lord God who spoke to her, You are the God who sees; for she said, For I have openly seen Him that appeared to me. 14Therefore she called the well, The well of Him whom I have openly seen; behold it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15And Hagar bore a son to Abram; and Abram called the name of his son which Hagar bore to him, Ishmael. 16And Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
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