Genesis 161Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, Jehovah hath restrained me from bearing; go in, I pray thee, unto my handmaid; it may be that I shall ▼ obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. ▼
▼1) Heb be builded by her3And Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife. 4And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I gave my handmaid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: Jehovah judge between me and thee. 6But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her that which is good in thine eyes. And Sarai dealt hardly with her, and she fled from her face. 7And the angel of Jehovah found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s handmaid, whence camest thou? and whither goest thou? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai. 9And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 11And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son; and thou shalt call his name ▼ Ishmael, because Jehovah hath heard thy affliction. ▼
▼1) That is God heareth12And he shall be as a wild ass among men; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell ▼ over against all his brethren. ▼
▼1) Or to the east of13And she called the name of Jehovah that spake unto her, ▼ Thou art ▼
▼2a God that seeth: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me? ▼
▼1) Or Thou God seest me 2) Heb El roi , that is God of seeing14Wherefore the well was called ▼ Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. ▼
▼1) That is The well of the living one who seeth me15And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
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