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Genesis 21:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 Abraham was a hundred years old1 when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter,2 and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me." 7 And she added, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."3

Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away

8 The child grew and was weaned,4 and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham5 was mocking,6 10 and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of that slave woman7 and her son, for that slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac."8 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.9 12 But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspringa will be reckoned.10 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation11 also, because he is your offspring." 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar.12 He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba.13 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes.
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