Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an
Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
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.
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
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had
conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
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.
But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it
pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by
the fountain in the way to Shur.
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.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself
under her hands.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that
it shall not be numbered for multitude.
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
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
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?
Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and
And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar
And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.