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 Sarah said, gGod hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
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.
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.
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 reproved Abimelech fbecause of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
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.