Sarai being barren giveth Hagar to Abram. Hagar having conceived despiseth her mistress, and being hardly treated runneth away. An angel sendeth her back to submit herself, and informeth her of her son's fortunes. Ishmael is born.
1 NOW Sarai Abram's wife abare him no children: and she had an bhandmaid, can Egyptian, whose name was dHagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath erestrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may 1obtain children by her. And Abram fhearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his gwife.
- g: Ge. 25:6
4 ¶And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was hdespised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD ijudge between me and thee.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, jBehold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her 2as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai 3dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
7 ¶And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water kin the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he said, lHagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, mReturn to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, nI will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name 4Ishmael; because the oLORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 pAnd he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and qhe shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And rshe called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called 5Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between sKadesh and Bered.
15 ¶And tHagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, uIshmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.