So after Abram had been living in Canaan1 ten years,2 Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.
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He slept with Hagar,3 and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.4
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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."5
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"Your servant is in your hands,6" Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated7 Hagar; so she fled from her.
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The angel of the LORD 8 found Hagar near a spring9 in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.10
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And he said, "Hagar,11 servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?"12 "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.
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Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her."
The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count."13
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The angel of the LORD 14 also said to her: "You are now with child and you will have a son.15 You shall name him16 Ishmael,17 for the LORD has heard of your misery.18
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He will be a wild donkey19 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.20"
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She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me,21" for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."22
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That is why the well23 was called Beer Lahai Roi;24 it is still there, between Kadesh25 and Bered.
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So Hagar26 bore Abram a son,27 and Abram gave the name Ishmael28 to the son she had borne.
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Abram was eighty-six years old29 when Hagar bore him Ishmael.
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