Genesis 16:1-2

Sarai and Hagar

1 1Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was 2Hagar.
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[a] by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

Cross References 2

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

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for children
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