Genesis 16:4
New International Version
He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.

New Living Translation
So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt.

English Standard Version
And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.

Berean Study Bible
And he slept with Hagar, and she conceived. But when Hagar realized that she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.

King James Bible
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

New King James Version
So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.

New American Standard Bible
Then he had relations with Hagar, and she conceived; and when Hagar became aware that she had conceived, her mistress was insignificant in her sight.

NASB 1995
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.

NASB 1977
And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.

Amplified Bible
He went in to [the bed of] Hagar, and she conceived; and when she realized that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress [regarding Sarai as insignificant because of her infertility].

Christian Standard Bible
He slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she saw that she was pregnant, her mistress became contemptible to her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she treated her mistress with contempt.

American Standard Version
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he entered into Hagar and she conceived, and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he went in to Agar, and she conceived, and saw that she was with child, and her mistress was dishonoured before her.

Contemporary English Version
Later, when Hagar knew she was going to have a baby, she became proud and treated Sarai hatefully.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went in to her. But she, perceiving that she was with child, despised her mistress.

English Revised Version
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Good News Translation
Abram had intercourse with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she found out that she was pregnant, she became proud and despised Sarai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When Hagar realized that she was pregnant, she began to be disrespectful to Sarai, her owner.

International Standard Version
He had sex with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she looked with contempt on her mistress.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Literal Standard Version
and he goes in to Hagar, and she conceives, and she sees that she has conceived, and her mistress is lightly esteemed in her eyes.

NET Bible
He had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. Once Hagar realized she was pregnant, she despised Sarai.

New Heart English Bible
He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

World English Bible
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
and he goeth in unto Hagar, and she conceiveth, and she seeth that she hath conceived, and her mistress is lightly esteemed in her eyes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Ishmael
3So after he had lived in Canaan for ten years, his wife Sarai took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to Abram to be his wife. 4And he slept with Hagar, and she conceived. But when Hagar realized that she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be upon you! I delivered my servant into your arms, and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me.”…

Cross References
Genesis 16:3
So after he had lived in Canaan for ten years, his wife Sarai took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to Abram to be his wife.

Genesis 16:5
Then Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be upon you! I delivered my servant into your arms, and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me."

Genesis 19:31
One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man in the land to sleep with us, as is the custom over all the earth.

Genesis 21:9
But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking her son,

Genesis 30:4
So Rachel gave Jacob her servant Bilhah as a wife, and he slept with her,


Treasury of Scripture

And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

her mistress.

1 Samuel 1:6-8
And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb…

2 Samuel 6:16
And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

Proverbs 30:20,21,23
Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness…









(4) Her mistress was despised.--Hagar, we are told in Genesis 16:3, was to be, not Abram's concubine, but his wife. She was to be Sarai's representative, and though now she would hold the highest place in the household next to Sarai, because of this relation to Abram, yet she would continue to be Sarai's maid. But no sooner had she conceived, than, proud of her superiority over her mistress, she wished to overthrow this arrangement, and, at all events, acted as if she was Abram's wife absolutely, and thrust Sarai aside.

Verse 4. - And he went in unto Hagar. בּוא אֶלאּ, a linguistic peculiarity of the Jehovist, occurring Genesis 29:21, 30; Genesis 30:3, 4; Genesis 38:2, 9, 16 (Vaihinger, Davidson); but by some partitionists Genesis 29. and 30. are assigned to the Elohist (Tuch, Bleek, De Wette). And she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. As Hannah by Peninnah (1 Samuel 1:6); barrenness among the Hebrews having been regarded as a dishonor and reproach (Genesis 19:31; Genesis 30:1, 23; Leviticus 20:20), and fecundity as a special mark of the Divine favor (Genesis 21:6; Genesis 24:60; Exodus 23:26; Deuteronomy 7:14). Whether Hagar imagined Sarai to be through her barrenness "tanquam a Divino promisso repudiatam" (Lyra), or anticipated Sarai's displacement from her position as Abram s wife (Inglis), she, immediately on perceiving her condition, became insolent (cf. Proverbs 30:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And he slept with
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

Hagar,
הָגָ֖ר (hā·ḡār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1904: Hagar

and she conceived.
וַתַּ֑הַר (wat·ta·har)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2029: To conceive, become pregnant

But when [Hagar] realized
וַתֵּ֙רֶא֙ (wat·tê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

that
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

she was pregnant,
הָרָ֔תָה (hā·rā·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2029: To conceive, become pregnant

she began to despise
וַתֵּקַ֥ל (wat·tê·qal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

her mistress.
גְּבִרְתָּ֖הּ (gə·ḇir·tāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1404: Lady, queen, mistress


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