New International Version
While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of 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.
Genesis 21:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He dwelt in the wilderness of Paran - This is generally allowed to have been a part of the desert belonging to Arabia Petraea, in the vicinity of Mount Sinai; and this seems to be its uniform meaning in the sacred writings.
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Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert.
His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward all the tribes related to them.
Then the Israelites set out from the Desert of Sinai and traveled from place to place until the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Paran.
1 Samuel 25:1
Now Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David moved down into the Desert of Paran.
God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.
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