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Genesis 21

MSG 1 God visited Sarah exactly as he said he would; God did to Sarah what he promised: ESV 1 The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had promised. MSG 2 Sarah became pregnant and gave Abraham a son in his old age, and at the very time God had set. ESV 2 And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. MSG 3 Abraham named him Isaac. ESV 3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac. MSG 4 When his son was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him just as God had commanded. ESV 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. MSG 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born. ESV 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. MSG 6 Sarah said, God has blessed me with laughter and all who get the news will laugh with me! ESV 6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me." MSG 7 She also said, Whoever would have suggested to Abraham that Sarah would one day nurse a baby! Yet here I am! I've given the old man a son! ESV 7 And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age." MSG 8 The baby grew and was weaned. Abraham threw a big party on the day Isaac was weaned. ESV 8 And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. MSG 9 One day Sarah saw the son that Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham, poking fun at her son Isaac. ESV 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing. MSG 10 She told Abraham, "Get rid of this slave woman and her son. No child of this slave is going to share inheritance with my son Isaac!" ESV 10 So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac." MSG 11 The matter gave great pain to Abraham - after all, Ishmael was his son. ESV 11 And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. MSG 12 But God spoke to Abraham, "Don't feel badly about the boy and your maid. Do whatever Sarah tells you. Your descendants will come through Isaac. ESV 12 But God said to Abraham, "Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named. MSG 13 Regarding your maid's son, be assured that I'll also develop a great nation from him - he's your son too." ESV 13 And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also, because he is your offspring." MSG 14 Abraham got up early the next morning, got some food together and a canteen of water for Hagar, put them on her back and sent her away with the child. She wandered off into the desert of Beersheba. ESV 14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. MSG 15 When the water was gone, she left the child under a shrub ESV 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes. MSG 16 and went off, fifty yards or so. She said, "I can't watch my son die." As she sat, she broke into sobs. ESV 16 Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, "Let me not look on the death of the child." And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. MSG 17 Meanwhile, God heard the boy crying. The angel of God called from Heaven to Hagar, "What's wrong, Hagar? Don't be afraid. God has heard the boy and knows the fix he's in. ESV 17 And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. MSG 18 Up now; go get the boy. Hold him tight. I'm going to make of him a great nation." ESV 18 Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation." MSG 19 Just then God opened her eyes. She looked. She saw a well of water. She went to it and filled her canteen and gave the boy a long, cool drink. ESV 19 Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. MSG 20 God was on the boy's side as he grew up. He lived out in the desert and became a skilled archer. ESV 20 And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow. MSG 21 He lived in the Paran wilderness. And his mother got him a wife from Egypt. ESV 21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt. MSG 22 At about that same time, Abimelech and the captain of his troops, Phicol, spoke to Abraham: "No matter what you do, God is on your side. ESV 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do. MSG 23 So swear to me that you won't do anything underhanded to me or any of my family. For as long as you live here, swear that you'll treat me and my land as well as I've treated you." ESV 23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly with you, so you will deal with me and with the land where you have sojourned." MSG 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." ESV 24 And Abraham said, "I will swear." MSG 25 At the same time, Abraham confronted Abimelech over the matter of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had taken. ESV 25 When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized, MSG 26 Abimelech said, "I have no idea who did this; you never told me about it; this is the first I've heard of it." ESV 26 Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of it until today." MSG 27 So the two of them made a covenant. Abraham took sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech. ESV 27 So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant. MSG 28 Abraham set aside seven sheep from his flock. ESV 28 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock apart. MSG 29 Abimelech said, "What does this mean? These seven sheep you've set aside." ESV 29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?" MSG 30 Abraham said, "It means that when you accept these seven sheep, you take it as proof that I dug this well, that it's my well." ESV 30 He said, "These seven ewe lambs you will take from my hand, that this may be a witness for me that I dug this well." MSG 31 That's how the place got named Beersheba (the Oath-Well), because the two of them swore a covenant oath there. ESV 31 Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath. MSG 32 After they had made the covenant at Beersheba, Abimelech and his commander, Phicol, left and went back to Philistine territory. ESV 32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army rose up and returned to the land of the Philistines. MSG 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and worshiped God there, praying to the Eternal God. ESV 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God. MSG 34 Abraham lived in Philistine country for a long time. ESV 34 And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines.

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