Genesis 16

Chapter 16

16:3  And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.


Hagar is a type of the law "which gendereth to bondage" Galatians 4:24 Galatians 4:25 .

16:7  And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

16:9  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

16:10  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

16:11  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Ishmael i.e. God shall hear.

16:14  Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.


i.e. The well of him that liveth and seeth me. Genesis 24:62 ; 25:11 .