Genesis 21:21
New International Version
While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.

New Living Translation
and he settled in the wilderness of Paran. His mother arranged for him to marry a woman from the land of Egypt.

English Standard Version
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Berean Study Bible
And while he was dwelling in the Wilderness of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

New King James Version
He dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

NASB 1995
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

NASB 1977
And he lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Amplified Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Christian Standard Bible
He settled in the Wilderness of Paran, and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He settled in the Wilderness of Paran, and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his mother took for him a woman from the land of Egypt.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he dwelt in the wilderness, and his mother took him a wife out of Pharan of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pharan, and his mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

English Revised Version
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Good News Translation
His mother got an Egyptian wife for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He lived in the desert of Paran, and his mother got him a wife from Egypt.

International Standard Version
Later he settled in the desert area of Paran, and his mother chose a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Literal Standard Version
and he dwells in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother takes for him a wife from the land of Egypt.

NET Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother found a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

World English Bible
He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
and he dwelleth in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother taketh for him a wife from the land of Egypt.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sarah Turns Against Hagar
20And God was with the boy, and he grew up and settled in the wilderness and became a great archer. 21And while he was dwelling in the Wilderness of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Cross References
Genesis 14:6
and the Horites in the area of Mount Seir, as far as El-paran, which is near the desert.

Genesis 25:18
Ishmael's descendants settled from Havilah to Shur, which is near the border of Egypt as you go toward Asshur. And they lived in hostility toward all their brothers.

Numbers 10:12
and the Israelites set out from the Wilderness of Sinai, traveling from place to place until the cloud settled in the Wilderness of Paran.

1 Samuel 25:1
When Samuel died, all Israel gathered to mourn for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David set out and went down to the Wilderness of Paran.

Habakkuk 3:3
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and His praise filled the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

And he dwelled in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

in the.

Numbers 10:12
And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.

Numbers 12:16
And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

Numbers 13:3,26
And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel…

a wife.

Genesis 24:3,4
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: …

Genesis 26:34,35
And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: …

Genesis 27:46
And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?









(21) A wife out of the land of Egypt.--However natural this might be on Hagar's part, it would never theless strengthen the heathen element in Ishmael and his descendants. We find, nevertheless, that he was subsequently on friendly terms with Isaac (Genesis 25:9; Genesis 28:8-9). For Paran, see Genesis 14:6.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And while he was dwelling
וַיֵּ֖שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in the wilderness
בְּמִדְבַּ֣ר (bə·miḏ·bar)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

of Paran,
פָּארָ֑ן (pā·rān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6290: Paran -- a place in Sinai

his mother
אִמּ֛וֹ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )

got
וַתִּֽקַּֽח־ (wat·tiq·qaḥ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

a wife
אִשָּׁ֖ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

for him
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

from the land
מֵאֶ֥רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of Egypt.
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa


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