Genesis 21:1–21

Isaac is Born

21 And the Lord avisited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah bas He had spoken. For Sarah cconceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, dat the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—eIsaac. 1 Then Abraham fcircumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, gas God had commanded him. Now hAbraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, i“God has 2made me laugh, and all who hear jwill laugh with me.” She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? kFor I have borne him a son in his old age.”

Hagar and Ishmael Depart

So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar lthe Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mscoffing. 310 Therefore she said to Abraham, n“Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.” 11 And the matter was very 4displeasing in Abraham’s sight obecause of his son.

12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for pin Isaac your seed shall be called. 13 Yet I will also make qa nation of the son of the bondwoman, because he is your 5seed.”

14 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and 6a skin of water; and putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and rsent her away. Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba. 15 And the water in the skin was used up, and she placed the boy under one of the shrubs. 16 Then she went and sat down across from him at a distance of about a bowshot; for she said to herself, “Let me not see the death of the boy.” So she sat opposite him, and lifted her voice and wept.

17 And sGod heard the voice of the lad. Then the tangel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, “What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad and hold him with your hand, for uI will make him a great nation.”

19 Then vGod opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the lad a drink. 20 So God wwas with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, xand became an archer. 21 He dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran; and his mother ytook a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

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