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.