New International Version
But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
King James Bible
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
World English Bible
Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
Young's Literal Translation
and Sarah seeth the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she hath borne to Abraham, mocking,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mocking - What was implied in this mocking is not known. St. Paul, Galatians 4:29, calls it persecuting; but it is likely he meant no more than some species of ridicule used by Ishmael on the occasion, and probably with respect to the age of Sarah at Isaac's birth, and her previous barrenness. Jonathan ben Uzziel and the Jerusalem Targum represent Ishmael as performing some idolatrous rite on the occasion, and that this had given the offense to Sarah. Conjectures are as useless as they are endless. Whatever it was, it became the occasion of the expulsion of himself and mother. Several authors are of opinion that the Egyptian bondage of four hundred years, mentioned Genesis 15:13, commenced with this persecution of the righteous seed by the son of an Egyptian woman.
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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.
At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar;
He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
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