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Genesis 21 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did unto 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 bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set 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 that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was 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 unto him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh. Every one that heareth 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 unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? 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 unto Abraham, mocking. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son. For the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even 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 on account of his son. 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy handmaid. In all that Sarah saith unto thee, hearken unto 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 And also of 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 bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and [gave her] the child, and sent her away. And she departed, 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 And the water in the bottle was spent, 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 her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon 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 out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not. For God hath heard the voice of the lad 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, lift up the lad, and hold him in thy 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 she went, and filled the bottle 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, as he grew up, 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 Phicol the captain of his host spake unto 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 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 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 the well of water, which 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 know not who hath done this thing. Neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I 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 unto Abimelech. And they two 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 unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs 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, These seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that it may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well."
31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they sware both of them. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they 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 tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, 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 sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.