Genesis 16:1

Sarai and Hagar

1 1Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was 2Hagar.

Genesis 16:1 In-Context

1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said to Abram, "Behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
3 So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.
4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.
5 And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!"

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 15:2, 3
  • 2. Genesis 21:9; Galatians 4:24
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