Now 1Sarai, Abram'swife had borne him no children, and she had 2an Egyptianmaid whose name was Hagar.
So Saraisaid to Abram, "Nowbehold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. 3Pleasego in to my maid; perhaps I will aobtainchildrenthrough her." And Abramlistened to the voice of Sarai.
3AfterAbram had blived4tenyears in the land of Canaan, Abram'swifeSaraitookHagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husbandAbram as his wife.
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
And Saraisaid to Abram, "5May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your carms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her dsight. 6May the LORDjudgebetweeneyou and me."
But Abramsaid to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your fpower; do to her what is good in your gsight." So Saraitreated her harshly, and 7she fled from her presence.
Now 8the angel of the LORDfound her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to 9Shur.
He said, "Hagar, Sarai'smaid, 10where have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistressSarai."
Then the angel of the LORDsaid to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself hto her authority."
Moreover, the 11angel of the LORDsaid to her, "12I will greatlymultiply your idescendants so that jthey will be toomany to count."
The angel of the LORDsaid to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his namekIshmael, Because13the LORDlhas givenheed to your affliction.
"He will be a 14wilddonkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone'shand will be against him; And he will mliven15to the east of all his brothers."
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "oYou are pa Godwhosees "; for she said, "16Have I evenqremainedalivehereafterseeing Him?"
14Therefore the well was calledrBeer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between17Kadesh and Bered.
So HagarboreAbram a son; and Abramcalled the name of his son, whomHagarbore, Ishmael.
16Abram was 18eighty-sixyearsold when HagarboreIshmael to shim.