Genesis 21 ©

1 Isaac is born, and circumcised. 6 Sarah's joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth at Sarah's instance, and by God's direction. 15 Hagar in distress is relieved and comforted by an angel. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham, 33 who calleth upon the Lord in Beer-sheba.


AND athe LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.


For Sarah bconceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.


And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, cIsaac.


And Abraham dcircumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, eas God had commanded him.

d Ac. 7.8.

And Abraham was an fhundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.


¶And Sarah said, gGod hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.


And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? hfor I have born him a son in his old age.


And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a igreat feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.


¶And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the jEgyptian, kwhich she had born unto Abraham, lmocking.


Wherefore she said unto Abraham, mCast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.


And the thing was very ngrievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.


¶And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for oin Isaac shall thy seed be called.


And also of the son of the bondwoman will pI make a nation, because he is thy seed.


And Abraham qrose 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 rwandered in the wilderness of sBeer-sheba.

s v.31.

And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.


And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, tLet me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.


And uGod heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? vfear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.


Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for wI will make him a great nation.


And God xopened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.


And yGod was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.


And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and zhis mother took him a wife out of the land of aEgypt.


¶And it came to pass at that time, that bAbimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, cGod is with thee in all that thou doest:


Now therefore dswear unto me here by God 1that thou wilt 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, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.


And Abraham said, eI will swear.


And Abraham reproved Abimelech fbecause of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.


And Abimelech said, gI *wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.


And Abraham htook sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them imade a covenant.


And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.


And Abimelech said unto Abraham, jWhat 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 kmay be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.


Wherefore he called that place 2Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.


Thus they made la covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.


¶And Abraham planted a 3grove in Beer-sheba, and mcalled there on the name of the LORD, the neverlasting God.


And Abraham osojourned in the pPhilistines' land many days.