1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bore him no children; and she had an Egyptian female servant, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said to Abram, Because Jehovah has prevented me from bearing, please go in to my female servant; perhaps I will obtain children by her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
3 So after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her female servant, and gave her to Abram her husband to be a wife.
4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said to Abram, May the wrong done to me be upon you. I gave my female servant into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. May Jehovah judge between me and you.
6 And Abram said to Sarai, Your female servant is now in your hand; do to her what is good in your eyes. So Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from before her.
7 And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
8 And He said, Hagar, Sarai’s female servant, where did you come from and where are you going? And she said, I am fleeing from before my mistress Sarai.
9 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.
10 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, I will greatly multiply your seed so that it will not be counted for multitude.
11 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, You have now conceived And will bear a son, And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because Jehovah has heard of your affliction.
12 And he will be a wild ass of a man; His hand will be against everyone, And everyone’s hand, against him; And he will settle down opposite all his brothers.
13 And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, You are a God who reveals Himself, for she said, Do I even remain here after He has revealed Himself to me?
14 Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; there it is, between Kadesh and Bered.
15 And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
1 And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, Jehovah appeared to Abram and said to him, I am the All-sufficient God; Walk before Me, and be perfect.
2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for Me, this is My covenant with you, And you shall become the father of a multitude of nations.
5 Your name shall no longer be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
6 And I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.
7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your seed after you.
8 And I will give to you and to your seed after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.