Genesis 16:4

4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.

Read Genesis 16:4 Using Other Translations

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.
So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt.

What does Genesis 16:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 16:4

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived
The formality of the marriage being over, he enjoyed her as his wife, and she immediately conceived by him:

and when she saw that she had conceived;
when she perceived that she was with child:

her mistress was despised in her eyes;
she thought herself above her, and treated her as her inferior, with contempt, and reproached her for her barrenness, as Peninnah did Hannah, ( 1 Samuel 1:6 1 Samuel 1:7 ) ; and it was the more ungrateful, as it was at the motion of her mistress that she was given to Abram for wife.

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