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 Genesis 16:1 - 16
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 16
16:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar;
 
16:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her." Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
 
16:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.
 
16:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.
 
16:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my servant in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the LORD judge between you and me."
 
16:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Your servant is in your hands," Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.
 
16:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.
 
16:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.
 
16:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her."
 
16:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count."
 
16:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD also said to her: "You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, F75 for the LORD has heard of your misery.
 
16:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward F76 all his brothers."
 
16:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen F77 the One who sees me."
 
16:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi F78 ; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
 
16:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.
 
16:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F75 Ishmael means God hears.
F76 Or live to the east of
F77 Or seen the back of
F78 Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One who sees me.

 
 

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