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Genesis 16:1-6 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Hagar and Ishmael

1 Abram's wife Sarai had not borne him children. She owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. 2 Sarai said to Abram, "Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps I can have childrena by her." And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.b 3 So Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar, her Egyptian slave, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife for him. [This happened] after Abram had lived in the land of Canaan 10 years. 4 He slept withc Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she looked down on her mistress. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for my suffering!d I put my slave in your arms,e and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has looked down on me. May the Lord judge between me and you." 6 Abram replied to Sarai, "Here, your slave is in your hands; do whatever you want with her."f Then Sarai mistreated her so much that she ran away from her.
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