Genesis 16:1-6 NAS

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"