ContextSarai and Hagar
1Now Sarai, Abrams wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. 2So Sarai said to Abram, Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 3After Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abrams wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife. 4He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight. 5And Sarai said to Abram, May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight. May the LORD judge between you and me. 6But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight. So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.
7Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. 8He said, Hagar, Sarais maid, where have you come from and where are you going? And she said, I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai. 9Then the angel of the LORD said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority. 10Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count.
11The angel of the LORD said to her further,
Behold, you are with child,
And you will bear a son;
And you shall call his name Ishmael,
Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
12He will be a wild donkey of a man,
His hand will be against everyone,
And everyones hand will be against him;
And he will live to the east of all his brothers.
13Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You are a God who sees; for she said, Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him? 14Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Now Sarai the wife of Abram, had brought forth no children; having a handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar,
Darby Bible Translation
And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.
English Revised Version
Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Webster's Bible Translation
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
World English Bible
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Young's Literal Translation
And Sarai, Abram's wife, hath not borne to him, and she hath an handmaid, an Egyptian, and her name is Hagar;
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