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Genesis 21

CJB 1 ADONAI remembered Sarah as he had said, and ADONAI did for Sarah what he had promised. NIV 1 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. CJB 2 Sarah conceived and bore Avraham a son in his old age, at the very time God had said to him. NIV 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. CJB 3 Avraham called his son, born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Yitz'chak. NIV 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. CJB 4 Avraham circumcised his son Yitz'chak when he was eight days old, as God had ordered him to do. NIV 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. CJB 5 Avraham was one hundred years old when his son Yitz'chak [laughter] was born to him. NIV 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. CJB 6 Sarah said, "God has given me good reason to laugh; now everyone who hears about it will laugh with me." NIV 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me." CJB 7 And she said, "Who would have said to Avraham that Sarah would nurse children? Nevertheless, I have borne him a son in his old age!" NIV 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." CJB 8 The child grew and was weaned, and Avraham gave a great banquet on the day that Yitz'chak was weaned. NIV 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. CJB 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom Hagar had borne to Avraham, making fun of Yitz'chak; NIV 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, CJB 10 so Sarah said to Avraham, "Throw this slave-girl out! And her son! I will not have this slave-girl's son as your heir along with my son Yitz'chak!" NIV 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." CJB 11 Avraham became very distressed over this matter of his son. NIV 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. CJB 12 But God said to Avraham, "Don't be distressed because of the boy and your slave-girl. Listen to everything Sarah says to you, because it is your descendants through Yitz'chak who will be counted. NIV 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. CJB 13 But I will also make a nation from the son of the slave-girl, since he is descended from you." NIV 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring." CJB 14 Avraham got up early in the morning, took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child; then he sent her away. After leaving, she wandered in the desert around Be'er-Sheva. NIV 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. CJB 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she left the child under a bush, NIV 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. CJB 16 and went and sat down, looking the other way, about a bow-shot's distance from him; because she said, "I can't bear to watch my child die." So she sat there, looking the other way, crying out and weeping. NIV 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. CJB 17 God heard the boy's voice, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What's wrong with you, Hagar? Don't be afraid, because God has heard the voice of the boy in his present situation. NIV 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. CJB 18 Get up, lift the boy up, and hold him tightly in your hand, because I am going to make him a great nation." NIV 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation." CJB 19 Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went, filled the skin with water and gave the boy water to drink. NIV 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. CJB 20 God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the desert and became an archer. NIV 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. CJB 21 He lived in the Pa'ran Desert, and his mother chose a wife for him from the land of Egypt. NIV 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt. CJB 22 At that time Avimelekh and Pikhol the commander of his army spoke to Avraham. They said, "God is with you in everything you do. NIV 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do. CJB 23 Therefore, swear to me here by God that you will never deal falsely with me or with my son or grandson; but according to the kindness with which I have treated you, you will treat me and the land in which you have lived as a foreigner. NIV 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." CJB 24 Avraham said, "I swear it." NIV 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." CJB 25 Now Avraham had complained to Avimelekh about a well which Avimelekh's servants had seized. NIV 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized. CJB 26 Avimelekh answered, "I don't know who has done this. You didn't tell me, and I heard about it only today." NIV 26 But Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today." CJB 27 Avraham took sheep and cattle and gave them to Avimelekh, and the two of them made a covenant. NIV 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty. CJB 28 Avraham put seven female lambs from the flock by themselves. NIV 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock, CJB 29 Avimelekh asked Avraham, "What is the meaning of these seven female lambs you have put by themselves?" NIV 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?" CJB 30 He answered, "You are to accept these seven female lambs from me as witness that I dug this well." NIV 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well." CJB 31 This is why that place was called Be'er-Sheva [well of seven, well of an oath] - because they both swore an oath there. NIV 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there. CJB 32 When they made the covenant at Be'er-Sheva, Avimelekh departed with Pikhol the commander of his army and returned to the land of the P'lishtim. NIV 32 After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines. CJB 33 Avraham planted a tamarisk tree in Be'er-Sheva, and there he called on the name of ADONAI, the everlasting God. NIV 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. CJB 34 Avraham lived for a long time as a foreigner in the land of the P'lishtim. NIV 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.