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Genesis 21

21
Isaac Is Born
1Now Yahweh visited Sarah as He had said, and Yahweh did for Sarah as He had #21.1: Lit spokenpromised.
2So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
3And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
4Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh #21.6: Lit forwith me.”
7And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”
Sarah Sends Hagar Away
8¶And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
9And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, #21.9: Or playinglaughing in jest.
10Therefore she said to Abraham, “Drive out this maidservant and her son! The son of this maidservant shall not be an heir with my son, with Isaac.”
11And the matter #21.11: Lit was very grievous in Abraham’s sightdistressed Abraham greatly because of his son.
12So God said to Abraham, “#21.12: Lit Do not let it be grievous in your sightDo not be distressed because of the boy and your maidservant; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her voice, for through Isaac your seed shall be named.
13“And of the son of the maidservant I will make a nation also, because he is your seed.”
14So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a #21.14: A skin used as a bottleskin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away. So she went and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
15¶When the water in the skin was finished, she #21.15: Lit castput the child under one of the bushes.
16Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me #21.16: Lit look upon the death of the childsee when the child dies.” And she sat opposite him and lifted up her voice and wept.
17Then God heard the voice of the boy crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.
18“Arise, lift up the boy, and hold him by #21.18: Lit yourthe hand, for I will make a great nation of him.”
19Then 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.
20¶And God was with the boy, and he grew; and he #21.20: Lit dweltlived in the wilderness and was an archer.
21And he #21.21: Lit dweltlived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
A Covenant with Abimelech
22¶Now it happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, “God is with you in all that you do;
23so now, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the lovingkindness that I have shown you, you shall show me and the land in which you have sojourned.”
24And Abraham said, “I swear it.”
25But Abraham reproved Abimelech about the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
26And Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it #21.26: Lit exceptuntil today.”
27¶So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them cut a covenant.
28Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29And Abimelech said to Abraham, “What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?”
30He said, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well.”
31Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath.
32So they cut a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
33And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.
34And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.

Genesis 21

21
The Birth of Isaac
1The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised. 2Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him. 3Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. 4And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6Now Sarah said, “God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” 7And she said, “Who would ever have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”
Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
8The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 9But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac.#21.9 Gk Vg: Heb lacks with her son Isaac 10So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along with my son Isaac.” 11The matter was very distressing to Abraham on account of his son. 12But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you. 13As for the son of the slave woman, I will make a nation of him also, because he is your offspring.” 14So 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 about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
15When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the child under one of the bushes. 16Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot; for she said, “Do not let me look on the death of the child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. 17And 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? Do not be afraid; for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. 18Come, lift up the boy and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make a great nation of him.” 19Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. She went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink.
20God was with the boy, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. 21He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
Abraham and Abimelech Make a Covenant
22At that time Abimelech, with Phicol the commander of his army, said to Abraham, “God is with you in all that you do; 23now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but as I have dealt loyally with you, you will deal with me and with the land where you have resided as an alien.” 24And Abraham said, “I swear it.”
25When Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized, 26Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of it until today.” 27So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant. 28Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs of the flock. 29And Abimelech said to Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?” 30He said, “These seven ewe lambs you shall accept from my hand, in order that you may be a witness for me that I dug this well.” 31Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba;#21.31 That is Well of seven or Well of the oath because there both of them swore an oath. 32When they had made a covenant at Beer-sheba, Abimelech, with Phicol the commander of his army, left and returned to the land of the Philistines. 33Abraham#21.33 Heb He planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.#21.33 Or the Lord, El Olam 34And Abraham resided as an alien many days in the land of the Philistines.