11Then the LORDtooknote of Sarah as He had said, and the LORDdid for Sarah as He had apromised.
22So Sarahconceived and bore a son to Abraham in his oldage, at 3the appointedtime of whichGod had spoken to him.
3Abrahamcalled the name of his son who was born to him, whomSarahbore to him, 4Isaac.
Then Abrahamcircumcised his sonIsaac when he was 5eightdaysold, as God had commanded him.
Now Abraham was 6one hundredyearsold when his sonIsaac was born to him.
6Sarahsaid, "God has made7laughter for me; everyone who hears will laughbwith me."
And she said, "8Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nursechildren? Yet I have borne him a son in his oldage."
The childgrew and was weaned, and Abrahammade a greatfeast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
Now Sarahsaw9the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, c10mocking.
Therefore she said to Abraham, "11Drive out thismaid and her son, for the son of thismaid shall not be an heir with my sondIsaac."
1112The matteredistressedAbrahamgreatlybecause of his son.
But Godsaid to Abraham, "fDo not be distressedbecause of the lad and your maid; whateverSarahtells you, listen to her, for 13throughIsaacgyour descendants shall be named.
"And of 14the son of the maid I will make a nationalso, because he is your hdescendant."
So Abrahamroseearly in the morning and tookbread and a iskin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
When the water in the skin was used up, she jleft the boyunderone of the bushes.
Then she went and satdownopposite him, about a bowshotaway, for she said, "Do not let me ksee the boydie." And she satopposite him, and 15lifted up her voice and wept.
17God16heard the ladcrying; and the angel of Godcalled to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? 17Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the ladwhere he is.
18"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by lthe hand, 18for I will make a greatnation of him."
Then God19opened her eyes and she saw20a well of water; and she went and filled the mskin with water and gave the lad a drink.
2021God was with the lad, and he grew; and he nlived in the wilderness and became an archer .
2122He olived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mothertook a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
Now it came about at that time that 23Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "24God is with you in all that you do;
23now therefore, 25swear to me here by God that you will not dealfalsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."
24Abrahamsaid, "I swear it."
But Abrahampcomplained to Abimelechbecause of the well of waterwhich the servants of Abimelech26had seized.
And Abimelechsaid, "I do not knowwho has donethisthing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it quntiltoday."
27Abrahamtooksheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and 27the two of them made a covenant.
Then Abrahamsetsevenewelambs of the flock by themselves.
29Abimelechsaid to Abraham, "What do thesesevenewelambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"
He said, "You shall take these sevenewelambs from my handso that it may be a 28witness to me, that I dugthiswell."
31Therefore he called that place29Beersheba, becausethere the two of them took an oath.
So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
Abraham planted a tamarisktree at Beersheba, and there30he called on the name of the LORD, the 31EverlastingGod.
And Abrahamsojourned32in the land of the Philistines for manydays.