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16 Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. 2 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. s 3 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 10 years. 4 He slept with t Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she treated her mistress with contempt. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for my suffering! u I put my slave in your arms, v and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the Lord judge between me and you.” w
7 The Angel of the Lord x found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. 8 He said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?”
She replied, “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai.”
9 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “You must go back to your mistress and submit to her mistreatment.” y 10 The Angel of the Lord also said to her, “I will greatly multiply your * offspring, z and they will be too many to count.”
You have conceived and will have a son.
You will name him Ishmael, a
for the Lord has heard your cry of affliction.
His hand will be against everyone,
and everyone’s hand will be against him;
13 So she called the Lord who spoke to her: The God Who Sees, d for she said, “In this place, have I actually seen e the One who sees me?” f 14 That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” g It is located between Kadesh and Bered.
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