Sarai and Hagar

1 Now 1Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had 2an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

References for Genesis 16:1

2 So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. 3Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

References for Genesis 16:2

    • a 16:2 - Lit "be built from her"
      3 After Abram had lived 4ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.

      References for Genesis 16:3

        • b 16:3 - Lit "dwelt"
          4 He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
          5 And Sarai said to Abram, "5May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight. 6May the LORD judge between you and me."

          References for Genesis 16:5

            • c 16:5 - Lit "bosom"
            • d 16:5 - Lit "eyes"
            • e 16:5 - Lit "me and you"
              6 But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and 7she fled from her presence.

              References for Genesis 16:6

                • f 16:6 - Lit "hand"
                • g 16:6 - Lit "eyes"
                  7 Now 8the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to 9Shur.

                  References for Genesis 16:7

                  8 He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, 10where * have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."

                  References for Genesis 16:8

                  9 Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."

                  References for Genesis 16:9

                    • h 16:9 - Lit "under her hands"
                      10 Moreover, the 11angel of the LORD said to her, "12I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."

                      References for Genesis 16:10

                        • i 16:10 - Lit "seed"
                        • j 16:10 - Or "it shall not be counted for multitude"
                          11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because 13the LORD has given heed to your affliction.

                          References for Genesis 16:11

                            • k 16:11 - I.e. God hears
                            • l 16:11 - Lit "has heard"
                              12 "He will be a 14wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live 15to the east of all his brothers."

                              References for Genesis 16:12

                                • m 16:12 - Lit "dwell"
                                • n 16:12 - Lit "before the face of;" or "in defiance of"
                                  13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees "; for she said, "16Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"

                                  References for Genesis 16:13

                                    • o 16:13 - Or "You, God, see me"
                                    • p 16:13 - Heb "Elroi"
                                    • q 16:13 - Lit "seen here after the one who saw me"
                                      14 Therefore * the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between 17Kadesh and Bered.

                                      References for Genesis 16:14

                                        • r 16:14 - I.e. the well of the living one who sees me
                                          15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
                                          16 Abram was 18eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.

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