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Genesis 21

NLT 1 The kept his word and did for Sarah exactly 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. NLT 2 She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. NIV 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. NLT 3 And Abraham named their son Isaac. NIV 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. NLT 4 Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded. NIV 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. NLT 5 Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born. NIV 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. NLT 6 And Sarah declared, “God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me. NIV 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me." NLT 7 Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse a baby? Yet I have given Abraham 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." NLT 8 When Isaac grew up and was about to be weaned, Abraham prepared a huge feast to celebrate the occasion. NIV 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. NLT 9 But Sarah saw Ishmael—the son of Abraham and her Egyptian servant Hagar—making fun of her son, Isaac. NIV 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, NLT 10 So she turned to Abraham and demanded, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son. He is not going to share the inheritance with my son, Isaac. I won’t have it!” 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." NLT 11 This upset Abraham very much because Ishmael was his son. NIV 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. NLT 12 But God told Abraham, “Do not be upset over the boy and your servant. Do whatever Sarah tells you, for Isaac is the son through whom your descendants 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. NLT 13 But I will also make a nation of the descendants of Hagar’s son because he is your son, too.” NIV 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring." NLT 14 So Abraham got up early the next morning, prepared food and a container of water, and strapped them on Hagar’s shoulders. Then he sent her away with their son, and she wandered aimlessly 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. NLT 15 When the water was gone, she put the boy in the shade of a bush. NIV 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. NLT 16 Then she went and sat down by herself about a hundred yards away. “I don’t want to watch the boy die,” she said, as she burst into tears. 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. NLT 17 But God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 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. NLT 18 Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants.” NIV 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation." NLT 19 Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container 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. NLT 20 And God was with the boy as he grew up in the wilderness. He became a skillful archer, NIV 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. NLT 21 and he settled in the wilderness of Paran. His mother arranged for him to marry a woman 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. NLT 22 About this time, Abimelech came with Phicol, his army commander, to visit Abraham. “God is obviously with you, helping you in everything you do,” Abimelech said. NIV 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do. NLT 23 “Swear to me in God’s name that you will never deceive me, my children, or any of my descendants. I have been loyal to you, so now swear that you will be loyal to me and to this country where you are living 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." NLT 24 Abraham replied, “Yes, I swear to it!” NIV 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." NLT 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech’s servants had taken by force from Abraham’s servants. NIV 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized. NLT 26 “This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Abimelech answered. “I have no idea who is responsible. You have never complained about this before.” 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." NLT 27 Abraham then gave some of his sheep, goats, and cattle to Abimelech, and they made a treaty. NIV 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty. NLT 28 But Abraham also took seven additional female lambs and set them off by themselves. NIV 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock, NLT 29 Abimelech asked, “Why have you set these seven apart from the others?” NIV 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?" NLT 30 Abraham replied, “Please accept these seven lambs to show your agreement that I dug this well.” NIV 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well." NLT 31 Then he named the place Beersheba (which means “well of the oath”), because that was where they had sworn the oath. NIV 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there. NLT 32 After making their covenant at Beersheba, Abimelech left with Phicol, the commander of his army, and they returned home 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. NLT 33 Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the , the Eternal God. NIV 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. NLT 34 And Abraham lived as a foreigner in Philistine country for a long time. NIV 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.