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Genesis 21 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh 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 Sarah conceived, and bore 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 Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 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 one 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 Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. 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 said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse 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 The child grew, and was weaned. 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 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 Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this handmaid and her son! For the son of this handmaid will 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 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 God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your 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 Also of the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed." 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring."
14 Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. 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 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 She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." 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 God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't 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 Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your 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 God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy 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 lived 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 He lived in the wilderness of Paran. 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 It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying, "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, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have 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 Abraham said, "I will swear." 24 Abraham said, "I swear it."
25 Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, 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 Abimelech said, I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear 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 Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two 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 seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?" 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
30 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it 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 Beersheba, because they both swore there. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with 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 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, 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 Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.