Thematic Bible: Genesis 16




Genesis 16:1 (show verse)

Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

Genesis 16:2 (show verse)

So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

Genesis 16:3 (show verse)

After Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.

Genesis 16:4 (show verse)

He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.

Genesis 16:5 (show verse)

And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight May the LORD judge between you and me."

Genesis 16:6 (show verse)

But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.

Genesis 16:7 (show verse)

Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:8 (show verse)

He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."

Genesis 16:9 (show verse)

Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."

Genesis 16:10 (show verse)

Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."

Genesis 16:11 (show verse)

The angel of the LORD said to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.

Genesis 16:12 (show verse)

"He will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers."

Genesis 16:13 (show verse)

Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"

Genesis 16:14 (show verse)

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 16:15 (show verse)

So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

Genesis 16:16 (show verse)

Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.