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Genesis 21 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord came to Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what He had promised. 1 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.
2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time God had told him. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.
3 Abraham named his son who was born to him-the one Sarah bore to him-Isaac. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God had commanded him. 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him.
5 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears will laugh with me." 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
7 She also said, "Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age." 7 And she added, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
8 The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac was weaned. 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
9 But Sarah saw the son mocking-the one Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
10 So she said to Abraham, "Drive out this slave with her son, for the son of this slave will not be a co-heir with my son Isaac!" 10 and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac."
11 Now this was a very difficult thing for Abraham because of his son. 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 But God said to Abraham, "Do not be concerned about the boy and your slave. Whatever Sarah says to you, listen to her, because your offspring will be traced through Isaac. 12 But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.
13 But I will also make a nation of the slave's son because he is your offspring." 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring."
14 Early in the morning Abraham got up, took bread and a waterskin, [put them] on Hagar's shoulders, and sent her and the boy away. She left and wandered in the Wilderness of Beer-sheba. 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba.
15 When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes. 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes.
16 Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, "I can't [bear to] watch the boy die!" So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly. 16 Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she thought, "I cannot watch the boy die." And as she sat there nearby, she began to sob.
17 God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What's wrong, Hagar? Don't be afraid, for God has heard the voice of the boy from the place where he is. 17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
18 Get up, help the boy up, and sustain him, for I will make him a great nation." 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."
19 Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the waterskin and gave the boy a drink. 19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
20 God was with the boy, and he grew; he settled in the wilderness and became an archer. 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.
21 He settled in the Wilderness of Paran, and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
22 At that time Abimelech, with Phicol the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do. 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
23 Now swear to me here by God that you will not break an agreement with me or with my children and descendants. As I have kept faith with you, so you will keep faith with me and with the country where you are a resident alien." 23 Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you are living as an alien the same kindness I have shown to you."
24 And Abraham said, "I swear [it]." 24 Abraham said, "I swear it."
25 But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the water well that Abimelech's servants had seized. 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.
26 Abimelech replied, "I don't know who did this thing. You didn't report anything to me, so I hadn't heard about it until today." 26 But Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."
27 Then Abraham took sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant. 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty.
28 But Abraham had set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "Why have you set apart these seven ewe lambs?" 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
30 He replied, "You are to accept the seven ewe lambs from my hand so that this act will serve as my witness that I dug this well." 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well."
31 Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 After they had made a covenant at Beer-sheba, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, left and returned to the land of the Philistines. 32 After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.
33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he worshiped the Lord, the Everlasting God. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.
34 And Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines for many days. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.