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Genesis 21:11–21

11 aThe matter 1distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.

12 But God said to Abraham, “1Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for athrough Isaac 2your descendants shall be named.

13 “And of athe son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your 1descendant.”

14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a 1skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.

15 When the water in the skin was used up, she 1left the boy under one of the bushes.

16 Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me 1see the boy die.” And she sat opposite him, and alifted up her voice and wept.

17 God aheard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? bDo not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 “Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by 1the hand, afor I will make a great nation of him.”

19 Then God aopened her eyes and she saw ba well of water; and she went and filled the 1skin with water and gave the lad a drink.

20 aGod was with the lad, and he grew; and he 1lived in the wilderness and became an archer.

21 aHe 1lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

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