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Genesis 21 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the Lord visited Sara, as he had promised: and fulfilled what 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 she conceived and bore a son in her old age, at the time that God had foretold her. 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, whom Sara bore him, Isaac. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 And he circumcised him the eighth day, as God had commanded him, 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him.
5 When he was a hundred years old: for at this age of his father, was Isaac born. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sara said: God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall hear of it will laugh with me. 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
7 And again she said: Who would believe that Abraham should hear that Sara gave suck to a son, whom she bore to him 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 of his weaning. 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
9 And when Sara had seen the son of Agar, the Egyptian, playing with Isaac, her son, she said to Abraham: 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
10 Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of the bondwoman shall not be 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 Abraham took this grievously for his son. 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 And God said to him: Let it not seem grievous to thee for the boy, and for thy bondwoman: in all that Sara hath said to thee, hearken to her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 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 make the son also of the bondwoman a great 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 So Abraham rose up in the morning, and taking bread and a bottle of water, put it upon her shoulder, and delivered the boy, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Bersabee. 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 when the water in the bottle was spent, she cast the boy under one of the trees that were there. 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes.
16 And she went her way, and sat over against him a great way off, as far as a bow can carry, for she said: I will not see the boy die: and sitting over against, she 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 boy: and an angel of God called to Agar from heaven, saying: What art thou doing, Agar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the boy, from the place wherein 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 up the boy, and hold him by the hand, 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 And God opened her eyes: and she saw a well of water, and went and filled the bottle, and gave the boy to 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 him: and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a young man, 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 Pharan, and his mother took a wife for him 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 At the same time Abimelech, and Phicol the general of his army, said to Abraham: God is with thee in all that thou dost. 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
23 Swear therefore by God, that thou wilt not hurt me, nor my posterity, nor my stock: but according to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land wherein thou hast lived a stranger. 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 he reproved Abimelech for a well of water, which his servants had taken away by force. 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.
26 And Abimelech answered: I knew not who did this thing: and thou didst not tell me, and I heard not of it till 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 oxen, and gave them to Abimelech: and both of them made a league. 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty.
28 And Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs of the flock. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 And Abimelech said to him: What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set apart? 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
30 But he said: Thou shalt take seven ewe lambs at my hand: that they may be a testimony for me, 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 Bersabee; because there both of them did swear. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 And they made a league for the well of oath. 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 Abimelech and Phicol, the general of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Palestines. But Abraham planted a grove in Bersabee, and there called upon the name of the Lord God eternal. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.
34 And he was a sojourner in the land of the Palestines many days. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.