NASB — Genesis 21 — KJV

Isaac Is Born

1 aThen the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had Ipromised. 2 aSo Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at bthe appointed time of which God had spoken to him. 3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, aIsaac. 4 Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was aeight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 Now Abraham was aone hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 Sarah said, “God has made alaughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh Iwith me.” 7 And she said, “aWho would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

[1] ILit spoken aGn 17:16, 21; 18:10, 14; Ga 4:23
[2] aAc 7:8; Ga 4:22; He 11:11 bGn 17:21; 18:10, 14
[3] aGn 17:19, 21
[4] aGn 17:12; Ac 7:8
[5] aGn 17:17
[6] ILit for aGn 18:13; Ps 126:2; Is 54:1
[7] aGn 18:11, 13

8 ¶ The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Sarah Turns against Hagar

9 Now Sarah saw athe son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, Ibmocking. 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, “aDrive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son IIsaac.” 11 aThe matter Idistressed Abraham greatly because of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “IDo not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for athrough Isaac IIyour descendants shall be named. 13 And of athe son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your Idescendant.” 14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a Iskin of water and gave [them] to Hagar, putting [them] on her shoulder, and [gave her] the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.

[9] IOr playing aGn 16:1, 4, 15 bGa 4:29
[10] ILit with Isaac aGa 4:30
[11] ILit was very grievous in Abraham’s sight aGn 17:18
[12] ILit Do not let it be grievous in your sight IILit your seed will be called aRo 9:7; He 11:18
[13] ILit seed aGn 16:10; 21:18; 25:12-18
[14] II.e. a skin used as a bottle

15 ¶ When the water in the skin was used up, she Ileft the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me Isee the boy die.” And she sat opposite him, and alifted up her voice and wept. 17 God aheard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? bDo not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by Ithe hand, afor I will make a great nation of him.” 19 Then God aopened her eyes and she saw ba well of water; and she went and filled the Iskin with water and gave the lad a drink.

[15] ILit cast
[16] ILit look upon the death of the child aJr 6:26; Am 8:10
[17] aEx 3:7; Dt 26:7; Ps 6:8 bGn 26:24
[18] ILit your aGn 16:10; 21:13; 25:12-16
[19] IV 14, note 1 aNu 22:31; 2K 6:17 bGn 16:7, 14

20aGod was with the lad, and he grew; and he Ilived in the wilderness and became an archer. 21 aHe Ilived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

[20] ILit dwelt aGn 28:15; 39:2, 3, 21
[21] ILit dwelt aGn 25:18

Covenant with Abimelech

22 ¶ Now it came about at that time that aAbimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, “bGod is with you in all that you do; 23 now therefore, aswear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned.” 24 Abraham said, “I swear it.” 25 But Abraham Icomplained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech ahad seized. 26 And Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it Iuntil today.”

[22] aGn 20:2, 14; 26:26 bGn 26:28; Is 8:10
[23] aJsh 2:12; 1S 24:21
[25] ILit reproved aGn 26:15, 18, 20-22
[26] ILit except

27 ¶ Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and athe two of them made a covenant. 28 Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 Abimelech said to Abraham, “What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?” 30 He said, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a awitness to me, that I dug this well.” 31 Therefore he called that place aBeersheba, because there the two of them took an oath. 32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 [Abraham] planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there ahe called on the name of the LORD, the bEverlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned ain the land of the Philistines for many days.

[27] aGn 26:31
[30] aGn 31:48
[31] aGn 21:14; 26:33
[33] aGn 12:8 bEx 15:18; Dt 32:40; Ps 90:2; 93:2; Is 40:28; Jr 10:10; Hab 1:12; He 13:8
[34] aGn 22:19


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Isaac is born.

1 ¶ And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

[1] Gn 17:19; 18:10, 14; 50:24; Ex 3:16; 4:31; 20:5; Ru 1:6; 1S 2:21; Ps 12:6; 106:4; Mt 24:35; Lk 1:68; 19:44; Ro 4:17; Ga 4:23, 28; Tit 1:2.
[2] Gn 17:19, 21; 18:10, 14; 2K 4:16; Lk 1:24, 36; Ac 7:8; Ro 9:9; Ga 4:22; He 11:11.
[3] Gn 17:19; 21:6, 12; 22:2; Jsh 24:3; Mt 1:2; Ac 7:8; Ro 9:7; He 11:18.

He is circumcised.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

[4] Gn 17:10; Ex 12:48; Lv 12:3; Dt 12:32; Lk 1:6, 59; 2:21; Jn 7:22; Ac 7:8.
[5] Gn 17:1, 17; Ro 4:19.

Sarah's joy.

6 ¶ And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so that] all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born [him] a son in his old age. 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was weaned.

[6] Gn 17:17; 18:12; 1S 1:26; 2:1; Ps 113:9; 126:2; Is 49:15, 21; 54:1; Lk 1:14, 46, 58; Jn 16:21; Ro 12:15; Ga 4:27; He 11:11.
[7] Gn 18:11; Nu 23:23; Dt 4:32; Ps 86:8, 10; Is 49:21; 66:8; Ep 3:10; 2Th 1:10.
[8] Gn 19:3; 26:30; 29:22; 40:20; Jg 14:10, 12; 1S 1:22; 25:36; 2S 3:20; 1K 3:15; Es 1:3; Ps 131:2; Ho 1:8.

Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth.

9 ¶ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

[9] Gn 16:1, 3, 15; 17:20; 2K 2:23; 2Ch 30:10; 36:16; Ne 4:1; Jb 30:1; Ps 22:6; 42:10; 44:13; Pv 20:11; Lm 1:7; Ga 4:22, 29; He 11:36.
[10] Gn 17:19, 21; 20:11; 22:10; 25:6, 19; 36:6; Lv 21:7; Mt 8:11; 22:13; Jn 8:35; Ga 3:18; 4:7, 22; 1P 1:4; 1Jn 2:19.
[11] Gn 17:18; 22:1; 2S 18:33; Mt 10:37; He 12:11.

12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he [is] thy seed. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] unto Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

[12] Gn 17:19, 21; 1S 8:7, 9; Is 46:10; Ro 9:7; He 11:18.
[13] Gn 16:10; 17:20; 21:18; 25:12.
[14] Gn 16:7; 19:27; 21:12, 20, 31, 33; 22:3, 19; 24:54; 25:6; 26:31, 33; 36:6; 37:15; 46:1; 1K 19:3; Ps 107:4; 119:60; Pv 27:14; Ec 9:10; Is 16:8; Jn 8:35; Ga 4:23.

Hagar in distress.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And she went, and sat her down over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lift up her voice, and wept.

[15] Gn 21:14; Ex 15:22; 17:1; 2K 3:9; Ps 63:1; Is 44:12; Jr 14:3.
[16] Gn 27:38; 29:11; 44:34; Jg 2:4; Ru 1:9; 1S 24:16; 30:4; 1K 3:26; Es 8:6; Is 49:15; Zc 12:10; Lk 15:20.

The angel comforteth her.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he [is]. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

[17] Gn 15:1; 16:9, 11; 46:3; Ex 3:7; 14:13; 22:23, 27; Jg 18:23; 1S 11:5; 2K 13:4, 23; Ps 50:15; 65:2; 91:15; 107:4; Is 22:1; 41:10, 13; 43:1; Mt 15:32; Mk 5:36.
[18] Gn 16:10; 17:20; 21:13; 25:12; 1Ch 1:29.
[19] Nu 22:31; 2K 6:17; Is 35:5; Lk 24:16.
[20] Gn 10:9; 16:12; 17:20; 25:27; 27:3; 28:15; 39:2, 21; 49:23; Jg 6:12; 13:24; Lk 1:80; 2:40.
[21] Gn 24:3; 26:34; 27:46; 28:1; Nu 10:12; 12:16; 13:3, 26; Jg 14:2; 1S 25:1; 1Co 7:38.

Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba.

22 ¶ And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou doest: 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: [but] according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I [of it], but to day. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 30 And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

[22] Gn 20:2, 17; 26:26, 28; 28:15; 30:27; 39:2; Jsh 3:7; 2Ch 1:1; Is 8:10; 45:14; Zc 8:23; Mt 1:23; Ro 8:31; 1Co 14:25; He 13:5; Rv 3:9.
[23] Gn 14:22; 20:14; 24:3; 26:28; 31:44, 53; Dt 6:13; Jsh 2:12; 1S 20:13, 17, 42; 24:21; 30:15; Jr 4:2; 2Co 1:23; He 6:16.
[24] Gn 14:13; Ro 12:18; He 6:16.
[25] Gn 13:7; 26:15; 29:8; Ex 2:15, 16; Jg 1:15; Pv 17:10; 25:9; 27:5; Mt 18:15.
[26] Gn 13:7; 2K 5:20.
[27] Gn 14:22; 26:28; 31:44; 1S 18:3; Pv 17:8; 18:16, 24; 21:14; Is 32:8; Ezk 17:13; Ro 1:31; Ga 3:15.
[29] Gn 33:8; Ex 12:26; 1S 15:14.
[30] Gn 31:44, 52; Jsh 22:27; 24:27.
[31] Gn 21:14; 26:23, 33; Jsh 15:28; Jg 20:1; 2S 17:11; 1K 4:25.
[32] Gn 10:14; 14:13; 21:27; 26:8, 14; 31:53; Ex 13:17; Jg 13:1; 1S 18:3.

33 ¶ And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

[33] Gn 4:26; 12:8; 26:23, 25, 33; Dt 16:21; 33:27; Jg 3:7; Ps 90:2; Is 40:28; 57:15; Jr 10:10; Am 8:14; Ro 1:20; 16:26; 1Ti 1:17.
[34] Gn 20:1; 1Ch 29:15; Ps 39:12; He 11:9, 13; 1P 2:11.


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