Genesis 21:10-12 NIV

10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”

References for Genesis 21:10

11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.

References for Genesis 21:11

12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspringa will be reckoned.

References for Genesis 21:12

Study tools for Genesis 21:10-12

  • a 21:3 - "Isaac" means "he laughs."
  • b 21:12 - Or "seed"
  • c 21:16 - Hebrew; Septuagint "the child"
  • d 21:31 - "Beersheba" can mean "well of seven" and "well of the oath."