Parallel Bible results for Genesis 16

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Genesis 16

NLT 1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. NIV 1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; NLT 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. NIV 2 so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her." Abram agreed to what Sarai said. NLT 3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.) NIV 3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. NLT 4 So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt. NIV 4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. NLT 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with contempt. The will show who’s wrong—you or me!” NIV 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my servant in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the LORD judge between you and me." NLT 6 Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away. NIV 6 "Your servant is in your hands," Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. NLT 7 The angel of the found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur. NIV 7 The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. NLT 8 The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress, Sarai,” she replied. NIV 8 And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered. NLT 9 The angel of the said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority.” NIV 9 Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her." NLT 10 Then he added, “I will give you more descendants than you can count.” NIV 10 The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count." NLT 11 And the angel also said, “You are now pregnant and will give birth to a son. You are to name him Ishmael (which means ‘God hears’), for the has heard your cry of distress. NIV 11 The angel of the LORD also said to her: "You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery. NLT 12 This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.” NIV 12 He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers." NLT 13 Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the , who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.” She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” NIV 13 She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." NLT 14 So that well was named Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”). It can still be found between Kadesh and Bered. NIV 14 That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered. NLT 15 So Hagar gave Abram a son, and Abram named him Ishmael. NIV 15 So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. NLT 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Ishmael was born. NIV 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.