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Genesis 21

ESV 1 The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as 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. ESV 2 And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken 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. ESV 3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac. NIV 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. ESV 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. NIV 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. ESV 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. NIV 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. ESV 6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me." NIV 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me." ESV 7 And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet 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." ESV 8 And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. NIV 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. ESV 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing. NIV 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, ESV 10 So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac." 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." ESV 11 And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. NIV 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. ESV 12 But God said to Abraham, "Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named. 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. ESV 13 And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also, because he is your offspring." NIV 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring." ESV 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 in the wilderness of Beersheba. 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. ESV 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes. NIV 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. ESV 16 Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, "Let me not look on the death of the child." And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. 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. ESV 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? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. 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. ESV 18 Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation." NIV 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation." ESV 19 Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a 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. ESV 20 And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow. NIV 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. ESV 21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took 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. ESV 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that 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. ESV 23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly with you, so you will deal with me and with the land where you have sojourned." 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." ESV 24 And Abraham said, "I will swear." NIV 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." ESV 25 When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized, NIV 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized. ESV 26 Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of it until 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." ESV 27 So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant. NIV 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty. ESV 28 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock apart. NIV 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock, ESV 29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?" NIV 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?" ESV 30 He said, "These seven ewe lambs you will take from my hand, that this may be a witness for me that I dug this well." NIV 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well." ESV 31 Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath. NIV 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there. ESV 32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army rose up and returned to the land of the Philistines. 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. ESV 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, 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. ESV 34 And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines. NIV 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.