Genesis 16:1-6 ESV

Sarai and Hagar

1 1Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was 2Hagar.

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2 And Sarai said to Abram, "Behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain childrena by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

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    • ¢ 16:2 - Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for children
      3 So, after Abram 3had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.

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      4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, 4she looked with contempt on her mistress.b

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        • £ 16:4 - Hebrew her mistress was dishonorable in her eyes; similarly in verse 5
          5 And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May 5the LORD judge between you and me!"

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          6 But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please." Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.