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Genesis 16:1–4

HAGAR AND ISHMAEL

16 Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family.” And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.G So Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar, her Egyptian slave, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife for him. This happened after Abram had lived in the land of Canaan ten years. He slept withH Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she saw that she was pregnant, her mistress became contemptible to her.

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Lit Abram listened to the voice of Sarai

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Lit He came to