NASB — Genesis 16 — KJV

Sarai and Hagar

1 Now aSarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no [children], and she had ban Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing [children]. aPlease go in to my maid; perhaps I will Iobtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 3 After Abram had Ilived aten years in the land of Canaan, Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife. 4 He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight. 5 And Sarai said to Abram, “aMay the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your Iarms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her IIsight. bMay the LORD judge between IIIyou and me.” 6 But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your maid is in your Ipower; do to her what is good in your IIsight.” So Sarai treated her harshly, and ashe fled from her presence.

[1] aGn 11:30 bGn 12:16
[2] ILit be built from her aGn 30:3, 4, 9, 10
[3] ILit dwelt aGn 12:4
[5] ILit bosom IILit eyes IIILit me and you aJr 51:35 bGn 31:53; Ex 5:21
[6] ILit hand IILit eyes aGn 16:9

7 ¶ Now athe angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to bShur. 8 He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, awhere have you come from and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” 9 Then the angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself Ito her authority.” 10 Moreover, the aangel of the LORD said to her, “bI will greatly multiply your Idescendants so that IIthey will be too many to count.” 11 The angel of the LORD said to her further,
  “Behold, you are with child,
  And you will bear a son;
  And you shall call his name IIshmael,
  Because athe LORD IIhas given heed to your affliction.
  12 “He will be a awild donkey of a man,
  His hand [will be] against everyone,
  And everyone’s hand [will be] against him;
  And he will Ilive IIbto the east of all his brothers.”
13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “IYou are IIa God who sees”; for she said, “aHave I even IIIremained alive here after seeing Him?” 14 Therefore the well was called IBeer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between aKadesh and Bered.

[7] aGn 21:17, 18; 22:11, 15; 31:11 bGn 20:1; 25:18
[8] aGn 3:9; 1K 19:9, 13
[9] ILit under her hands
[10] ILit seed IIOr it shall not be counted for multitude aGn 22:15-18 bGn 17:20
[11] II.e. God hears IILit has heard aEx 2:23, 24; 3:7, 9
[12] ILit dwell IILit before the face of; or in defiance of aJb 24:5; 39:5-8 bGn 25:18
[13] IOr You, God, see me IIHeb Elroi IIILit seen here after the one who saw me aGn 32:30; Ps 139:1-12
[14] II.e. the well of the living one who sees me aGn 14:7

15 ¶ So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram was aeighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Ihim.

[16] ILit Abram aGn 12:4; 16:3


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Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.

1 ¶ Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was] Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened 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 wife.

[1] Gn 12:16; 15:2; 21:9, 10, 12, 21; 25:21; Jg 13:2; Lk 1:7, 36; Ga 4:24.
[2] Gn 3:1, 12, 17; 17:16; 18:10; 20:18; 25:21; 30:2, 3, 6, 9, 22; Ex 21:4; Ru 4:11; Ps 127:3.
[3] Gn 12:4; 16:5; 25:6; 28:9; 30:4, 9; 32:22; 35:22; Jg 19:1; 2S 5:13; 1K 11:3; Ga 4:25.

4 ¶ And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised 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 judge between me and thee.

[4] 1S 1:6; 2S 6:16; Pv 30:20, 23; 1Co 4:6; 13:4.
[5] Gn 31:53; Ex 5:21; 1S 24:12; 2Ch 24:22; Ps 7:8; 35:23; 43:1; Lk 10:40.

Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

[6] Gn 13:8; 24:10; Ex 2:15; Jb 2:6; Ps 106:41; Pv 14:29; 15:1, 17; 27:8; 29:19; Ec 10:4; Jr 38:5; 1P 3:7.

An angel sendeth her back to submit herself,

7 ¶ And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8 And he said, Hagar, 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, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

[7] Gn 25:18; Ex 15:22; 1S 15:7; Pv 15:3.
[8] Gn 3:9; 4:10; 16:1, 4; 1S 26:19; Ec 10:4; Jr 2:17; Ep 6:5; 1Ti 6:1.
[9] Ec 10:4; Ep 5:21; 6:5; Tit 2:9; 1P 2:18; 5:5.
[10] Gn 17:20; 21:13, 16; 22:15; 25:12; 31:11; 32:24; 48:15; Ex 3:2; Jg 2:1; 6:11, 16, 21; 13:16; Ps 83:6; Is 63:9; Ho 12:3; Zc 2:8; Mal 3:1; Jn 1:18; Ac 7:30; 1Ti 6:16.

and telleth her of her child.

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 Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13 And she 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 Beerlahairoi; behold, [it is] between Kadesh and Bered.

[11] Gn 17:19; 29:32; 41:51; Ex 2:23; 3:7; 1S 1:20; Jb 38:41; Ps 22:24; Is 7:14; Mt 1:21; Lk 1:13, 31, 63.
[12] Gn 21:20; 25:18; 27:40; Jb 11:12; 39:5.
[13] Gn 16:7, 9; 22:14; 28:17, 19; 31:42; 32:30; Ex 33:18; 34:5; Jg 6:24; Ps 139:1; Pv 5:21; 15:3.
[14] Gn 21:31; 24:62; 25:11; Nu 13:26.

Ishmael is born.

15 ¶ And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 And Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

[15] Gn 16:11; 17:18, 20, 25; 21:9; 25:9, 12; 28:9; 37:27; 1Ch 1:28; Ga 4:22.


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