Genesis 21 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as 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 conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the 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 Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. 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 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 Now Sarah said, "God has brought laughter for me; 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 And she said, "Who would ever have said to 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 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 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
10 So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along 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 The matter was very distressing to Abraham on account of his son. 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you. 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 As for the son of the slave woman, I will make a nation of him also, because he is your offspring." 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring."
14 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with 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 When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the child 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 opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot; for she said, "Do not let me look on the death of the child." And as she sat opposite him, 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 the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Do not be afraid; for God has heard the voice of the boy 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 Come, lift up the boy and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make a great nation of him." 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. She went, and filled the skin with water, 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 up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.
21 He lived 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 all that 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 therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but as I have dealt loyally with you, you will deal with me and with the land where you have resided as an 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 When Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water 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 said, "I do not know who has done this; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of 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 So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant. 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty.
28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs of the flock. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?" 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
30 He said, "These seven ewe lambs you shall accept from my hand, in order that you may be a witness 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 Beer-sheba; because there both of them swore an oath. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 When they had made a covenant at Beer-sheba, Abimelech, with 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 called there on the name of 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 resided as an alien many days in the land of the Philistines. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.