1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
1 Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar.
1 Now Abram's wife Sarai had not borne a child for him. She had an Egyptian servant girl whose name was Hagar.
1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not borne him any children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
2 So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. (C)Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will (a)obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
2 So Sarai told Abram, "You are well aware that the LORD has prevented me from giving birth to a child. Go have sex with my servant, so that I may possibly bear a son through her."
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
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.
3 Abram listened to Sarai's suggestion, so Abram's wife Sarai took her Egyptian servant, Hagar, and gave her as a wife to her husband Abram. This took place ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.
3 After Abram had lived in the land of Canaan ten years, Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian [maid], and gave her to her husband Abram to be his [secondary] wife.
4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
4 He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
4 He had sex with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she looked with contempt on her mistress.
4 He went in to [the bed of] Hagar, and she conceived; and when she realized that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress [regarding Sarai as insignificant because of her infertility].
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
5 And Sarai said to Abram, “(E)May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your (c)arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her (d)sight. (F)May the Lord judge between (e)you and me.”
5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for my suffering!(c) I put my slave in your arms,(d) and ever since she saw that she was pregnant, she has treated me with contempt. May the Lord judge between me and you.”(A)
5 Then Sarai told Abram, "My suffering is your fault! I gave you my servant so you could have sex with her, and when she discovered that she was pregnant, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!"
5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “May [the responsibility for] the wrong done to me [by the arrogant behavior of Hagar] be upon you. I gave my maid into your arms, and when she realized that she had conceived, I was despised and looked on with disrespect. May the Lord judge [who has done right] between you and me.”
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
6 Abram replied to Sarai, “Here, your slave is in your hands; do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai mistreated her so much that she ran away from her.
6 Abram answered Sarai, "Look, your servant is under your control, so do to her as you wish." So Sarai dealt so harshly with Hagar that she ran away from Sarai.
6 But Abram said to Sarai, “Look, your maid is entirely in your hands and subject to your authority; do as you please with her.” So Sarai treated her harshly and humiliated her, and Hagar fled from her.
7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
7 The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the desert on the road to Shur.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
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.”
8 "Hagar, servant of Sarai," he asked, "Where are you coming from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress Sarai."
8 And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where did you come from and where are you going?” And she said, “I am running away from my mistress Sarai.”
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
9 The angel of the LORD told her, "You must go back to your mistress and submit to her authority."
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
10 The angel of the LORD also told her, "I will greatly multiply your offspring, who will be too many to count.
10 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count.”
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
11 "Look, you are pregnant and will give birth to a son," the angel of the LORD continued to say to her. "You will name him Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your cry of misery.
11 The Angel of the Lord continued,“Behold, you are with child,And you will bear a son;And you shall name him Ishmael (God hears),Because the Lord has heard and paid attention to your persecution (suffering).
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
12 He'll be a wild donkey of a man. He'll be against everyone, and everyone will be against him. He will live in conflict with all of his relatives."
12 “He (Ishmael) will be a wild donkey of a man;His hand will be against every man [continually fighting]And every man’s hand against him;And he will dwell in defiance of all his brothers.”
13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
13 So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are "God who sees,' because I have truly seen the one who looks after me."
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
14 That's why the spring was called, "The Well of the Living One who Looks after Me." It was between Kadesh and Bered.
15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
15 So Hagar gave birth to Abram’s son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son Hagar had.
15 Hagar eventually gave birth to Abram's son. Abram named his son whom Hagar bore Ishmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
16 Abram was 86 years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.
16 Abram was 86 years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael for Abram.
16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.
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