1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian
maidservant whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said to Abram, See now, Jehovah has restrained me from bearing. Please, go
in to my maid; perhaps I shall build up a family by her. And Abram heeded the voice of
3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maidservant, the Egyptian, and gave her to her
husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan.
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, My injustice be upon you! I gave my maid into your bosom;
and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Jehovah judge
between me and you.
6 But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as is good in your
eyes. And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.
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 maidservant, where have you come from, and where are
you going? She said, I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself
under her hand.
10 And the Angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, so that
they shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And the Angel of Jehovah said unto her: Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear
a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah has heard your affliction.
12 He shall be a wild ass of a man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man's
hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, God-Who-Sees; for she said,
Have I also here looked upon Him who sees me?
14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and
15 And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar
16 And Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.