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Genesis 21

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Isaac’s birth
1The LORD was attentive to Sarah just as he had said, and the LORD carried out just what he had promised her. 2She became pregnant and gave birth to a son for Abraham when he was old, at the very time God had told him. 3Abraham named his son—the one Sarah bore him—Isaac.#21.3 Or he laughs 4Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old just as God had commanded him. 5Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born. 6Sarah said, “God has given me laughter. Everyone who hears about it will laugh with me.”#21.6 Or God has made a joke of me. Everyone who hears about it will laugh at me. 7She said, “Who could have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse sons? But now I’ve given birth to a son when he was old!”
Hagar and Ishmael evicted
8The boy grew and stopped nursing. On the day he stopped nursing, Abraham prepared a huge banquet. 9Sarah saw Hagar’s son laughing, the one Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham. 10So she said to Abraham, “Send this servant away with her son! This servant’s son won’t share the inheritance with my son Isaac.”
11This upset Abraham terribly because the boy was his son. 12God said to Abraham, “Don’t be upset about the boy and your servant. Do everything Sarah tells you to do because your descendants will be traced through Isaac. 13But I will make of your servant’s son a great nation too, because he is also your descendant.” 14Abraham got up early in the morning, took some bread and a flask of water, and gave it to Hagar. He put the boy in her shoulder sling and sent her away.
She left and wandered through the desert near Beer-sheba. 15Finally the water in the flask ran out, and she put the boy down under one of the desert shrubs. 16She walked away from him about as far as a bow shot and sat down, telling herself, I can’t bear to see the boy die. She sat at a distance, cried out in grief, and wept.
17God heard the boy’s cries, and God’s messenger called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “Hagar! What’s wrong? Don’t be afraid. God has heard the boy’s cries over there. 18Get up, pick up the boy, and take him by the hand because I will make of him a great nation.” 19Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well. She went over, filled the water flask, and gave the boy a drink. 20God remained with the boy; he grew up, lived in the desert, and became an expert archer. 21He lived in the Paran desert, and his mother found him an Egyptian wife.
Abraham’s treaty with the Philistines
22At that time Abimelech, and Phicol commander of his forces, said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything that you do. 23So give me your word under God that you won’t cheat me, my children, or my descendants. Just as I have treated you fairly, so you must treat me and the land in which you are an immigrant.”
24Abraham said, “I give you my word.” 25Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech’s servants had seized.
26Abimelech said, “I don’t know who has done this, and you didn’t tell me. I didn’t even hear about it until today.” 27Abraham took flocks and cattle, gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them drew up a treaty.#21.27 Or covenant 28Abraham set aside, by themselves, seven female lambs from the flock. 29So Abimelech said to Abraham, “What are these seven lambs you’ve set apart?”
30Abraham said, “These seven lambs that you take from me will attest that I dug this well.” 31Therefore, the name of that place is Beer-sheba#21.31 Or Well of seven; or Well of giving one’s word because there they gave each other their word. 32After they drew up a treaty#21.32 Or covenant at Beer-sheba, Abimelech, and Phicol commander of his forces, returned to the land of the Philistines. 33Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and he worshipped there in the name of the LORD, El Olam.#21.33 Or the eternal God 34Abraham lived as an immigrant in the Philistines’ land for a long time.
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1And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) visited Sarah [Princess] as he had said, and the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) did unto Sarah [Princess] as he had spoken.
2For Sarah [Princess] conceived, and bore Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] a son in his old age, at the set time of which God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] had spoken to him.
3And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah [Princess] bore to him, Yitz’chak [Laughter].
4And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] circumcised his son Yitz’chak [Laughter] being eight days old, as God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] had commanded him.
5And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] was an hundred years old, when his son Yitz’chak [Laughter] was born unto him.
6And Sarah [Princess] said, God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] has made me to laugh, [so that] all that hear will laugh with me.
7And she said, Who would have said unto Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will], that Sarah [Princess] should have given children suck? for I have born [him] a son in his old age.
8And the child grew, and was weaned: and Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] made a great feast the [same] day that Yitz’chak [Laughter] was weaned.
9And Sarah [Princess] saw the son of Hagar (Flight) the Mitzrayimot (People of the Black Land), which she had born unto Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will], mocking.
10For what reason she said unto Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will], Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Yitz’chak [Laughter].
11And the thing was very grievous in Avraham’s [exalted father/Fly They Will] sight because of his son.
12And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] said unto Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will], Let it not be grievous in youri sight because of the boy, and because of youri bondwoman; in all that Sarah [Princess] has said unto youi, hearken unto her voice; for in Yitz’chak [Laughter] shall youri seed be called.
13And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he [is] youri seed.
14And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] unto Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Be’er-Sheva (well of the sevenfold oath).
15And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16And she went, and sat her down over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lifted up her voice, and wept.
17And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] heard the voice of the boy; and the angel of God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] called to Hagar (Flight) out of heaven, and said unto her, What ails youi, Hagar (Flight)? fear not; for God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] has heard the voice of the boy where he [is].
18Arise, lift up the boy, and hold him in youri hand; for I will make him a great nation.
19And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.
20And God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] was with the boy; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
21And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pa’ran [place of caverns] (place of caves): and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Mitzrayim [Egypt].
22And it came to pass at that time, that Avi-melekh (my father is king) and Pikhol (mouth of all) the chief captain of his host spoke unto Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will], saying, God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered]is with youi in all that youi do.
23Now therefore swear unto me here by God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered] that youi will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: [but] according to the kindness that I have done unto youi, youi shall do unto me, and to the land wherein youi have detained (held).
24And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] said, I will swear.
25And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] reproved Avi-melekh (my father is king) because of a well of water, which Avi-melekh’s (my father is king) servants had violently taken away.
26And Avi-melekh (my father is king) said, I do not know who has done this thing: neither did youi tell me, neither yet heard I [of it], but to day.
27And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Avi-melekh (my father is king); and both of them made a covenant.
28And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29And Avi-melekh (my father is king) said unto Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will], What [mean] these seven ewe lambs which youi hast set by themselves?
30And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shall youi take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have dug this well.
31For what reason he called that place Be’er-Sheva (well of the sevenfold oath); because there they swore both of them.
32In the following manner they made a covenant at Be’er-Sheva (well of the sevenfold oath): then Avi-melekh (my father is king) rose up, and Pikhol (mouth of all) the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the P’lishtim (wanderers).
33And [Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will]] planted a grove in Be’er-Sheva (well of the sevenfold oath), and called there on the name of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), the everlasting God-Elōhīm [The Living Word - The Many Powered].
34And Avraham [exalted father/Fly They Will] detained (held) in the P’lishtim’ (wanderers) land many days.