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Genesis 21:1 (show verse)

And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did to Sarah as he had spoken.

Genesis 21:2 (show verse)

And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

Genesis 21:3 (show verse)

And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

Genesis 21:4 (show verse)

And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Genesis 21:5 (show verse)

And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

Genesis 21:6 (show verse)

And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.

Genesis 21:7 (show verse)

And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.

Genesis 21:8 (show verse)

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

Genesis 21:9 (show verse)

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Genesis 21:10 (show verse)

And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son with Isaac.

Genesis 21:11 (show verse)

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

Genesis 21:12 (show verse)

And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy handmaid: in all that Sarah hath said to thee hearken to her voice, for in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.

Genesis 21:13 (show verse)

But also the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

Genesis 21:14 (show verse)

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a flask of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder and the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
Abraham » Sends hagar and ishmael away
Beer-sheba » Wilderness of, hagar miraculously sees a well in
Bible stories for children » The boy who lost his home by mocking
Bottles » Used for holding » Water
Bottles » First mention of, in scripture
Bread » The principal food used by the ancients
Children » Power of parents over, during the patriarchal age
Children » Illegitimate » Had no inheritance
Children » Alienated, ishmael, to gratify sarah
Concubinage » Laws concerning » Concubines might be dismissed
Cruelty » Instances of » Of sarah to hagar
Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba
the Diet of the jews » Articles used for » Water
Hagar » Cast out of the home through the jealousy of her mistress
Ishmael » The outcast, life summarized » Thus became an outcast
Ishmael » Son of abraham » Sent away by abraham
human Limitations » Knowledge limited strength limited » Man's limited resources
Limited resources » Man's limited resources » A little bread and a bottle of water
Man » Woman formed to be a help for
Notable women » Hagar, the discarded wife
Patriarchal government » Exercised in » Arbitrarily disinheriting and putting away servants and children
Polygamy » Domestic unhappiness » In abraham's family
Rising » Instances of » Abraham
Sarah » Also called sarai » Her jealousy of hagar
Travelers » Friends of » Often supplied them with provision
Travelers » Carried with them » Skins filled with water, wine, &c
Water » -of feet -of hands » For drinking
Water » Carried in vessels
Women » Instances of » Sarah, in her jealousy and malice toward hagar
Women » Notable » Hagar, the discarded wife

Genesis 21:15 (show verse)

And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,

Genesis 21:16 (show verse)

and she went and sat down over against him, a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice and wept.

Genesis 21:17 (show verse)

And God heard the voice of the lad. And the Angel of God called to Hagar from the heavens, and said to her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad there, where he is.

Genesis 21:18 (show verse)

Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of him a great nation.

Genesis 21:19 (show verse)

And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the flask with water, and gave the lad drink.

Genesis 21:20 (show verse)

And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

Genesis 21:21 (show verse)

And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 21:22 (show verse)

And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech, and Phichol the captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

Genesis 21:23 (show verse)

And now swear to me here by God that thou wilt not deal deceitfully with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson. According to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land in which thou sojournest.

Genesis 21:24 (show verse)

And Abraham said, I will swear.

Genesis 21:25 (show verse)

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Genesis 21:26 (show verse)

And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me of it, neither have I heard of it but to-day.

Genesis 21:27 (show verse)

And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

Genesis 21:28 (show verse)

And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.

Genesis 21:29 (show verse)

And Abimelech said to Abraham, What mean these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves?

Genesis 21:30 (show verse)

And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well.

Genesis 21:31 (show verse)

Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

Genesis 21:32 (show verse)

And they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the captain of his host, and returned into the land of the Philistines.

Genesis 21:33 (show verse)

And Abraham planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal God.

Genesis 21:34 (show verse)

And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.