THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 21 ©
Isaac, according to God’s promise, is born at length, and circumcised, vs. 1. Abraham makes a great feast at the time of Isaac’s weaning, 8. Ishmael mocks at it, and is thereupon, at the instance of Sarah, and ratified by God’s word, expelled, 9. Hagar goes astray in the wilderness, and Ishmael is in danger of starving, 15. But God provides for him, and comforts Hagar, 17. Ishmael’s upbringing, and marriage, 20. Abimelech makes a covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba, 32. Abraham worships the Lord, 33.
AND the LORD 1visited Sarah asa he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
Forb Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son 2in his old age, 3atc the set time of which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham 4called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac 5being eight days old, asd God had commanded him.
And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
¶And Sarah said, God hath made me 6to laugh, so that all that hear 7will laugh with me.
And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given 8children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
¶And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, 9mocking.
Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Caste out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be 10heir with my son, even with Isaac.
And the thing 11was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
¶And 12God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; 13in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; forf in 14Isaac shall thy seed 15be called.
Andg also of the son of the bondwoman will I make 16a nation, 17because he is thy seed.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took 18bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the 19child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered 20in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she 21cast the child 22under one of the shrubs.
And she went, and sat her down over against him a 23good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, 24Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
And God heard the voice 25of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad 26where he is.
Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; forh I will make him a great nation.
And 27God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
And 28God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became 29an archer.
And he dwelt in the wilderness of 30Paran: 31and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
¶And it came to pass 32at that time, that 33Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, 34God is with thee in all that thou doest:
Now therefore swear unto me here by God 35that thou 36wilt 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 thee, thoui shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
And Abraham said, I will swear.
And 37Abraham reproved Abimelech 38because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath 39done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
And 40Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them 41made a covenant.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock 42by themselves.
And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have 43digged this well.
Wherefore he called that place 44Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.
Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned 45into the land of the Philistines.
¶And 46Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, andj47called there on the name of the LORD, 48the everlasting God.
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land 49many days.