And the Lord avisited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah bas he had spoken. 2 For Sarah cconceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, dat the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, eIsaac. 4 And Abraham fcircumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, gas God had commanded him. 5 And hAbraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And Sarah said, iGod hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? kfor I have born him a son in his old age. 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar lthe Egyptian, mwhich she had born unto Abraham, nmocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, oCast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight pbecause of his son. 12 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 qin Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make ra nation, because he is thy seed. 14 And Abraham 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 sBeer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And 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 lift up her voice, and wept. 17 And God 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? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God twas with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, uand became an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother xtook him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
22 And it came to pass at that time, that yAbimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, zGod is with thee in all that thou doest: 23 now therefore aswear unto me here by God * that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor bwith my son, nor bwith 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. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants chad violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them dmade a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, eWhat mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 30 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 digged this well. 31 Wherefore he fcalled that place * Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them. 32 Thus they made a 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. 33 And Abraham planted a * grove in Beer-sheba, and gcalled there on the name of the Lord, hthe everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the iPhilistines’ land many days.
Cited Gal. 4. 30.
Heb. if thou shalt lie unto me. So ch. 26. 29.
That is, The well of the oath.