Genesis 21 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did to Sarah as he had spoken. 1 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.
2 And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him.
5 And Abraham was a hundred 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 And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me. 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
7 And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For 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 And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
10 And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son -- with 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 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy handmaid: [in] all that Sarah hath said to thee hearken to her voice, for in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee. 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 also the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring."
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a flask of water, and gave [it] to Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder -- and the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about 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 And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs, 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes.
16 and she went and sat down over against [him], a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lifted up her voice and wept. 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 And God heard the voice of the lad. And the Angel of God called to Hagar from the heavens, and said to her, What [aileth] thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad there, 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 Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of 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 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the flask with water, and gave the lad 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 And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt 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 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
22 And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech, and Phichol the captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest. 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
23 And now swear to me here by God that thou wilt not deal deceitfully with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson. According to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land in which thou sojournest. 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 will swear. 24 Abraham said, "I swear it."
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.
26 And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me [of it], neither have I heard [of it] but to-day. 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 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both 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 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves? 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
30 And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well. 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well."
31 Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 And they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the captain of his host, and returned into 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 And [Abraham] planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal 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 sojourned in the Philistines' land many days. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.