1 And Jehovah visited Sarah as He had said, and Jehovah did for Sarah as He had
2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which
God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah had borne to him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had
5 And Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sarah said, God has made laughter for me, and all who hear will laugh with me.
7 She also said, Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would suckle a son? For I
have borne him a son in his old age.
8 And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day
that Isaac was weaned.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham,
10 Therefore she said to Abraham, Drive away this maidservant and her son; for the son
of this maidservant shall not inherit with my son, with Isaac.
11 And the matter caused Abraham's eyes to quiver greatly because of his son.
12 And God said to Abraham, Do not let your eyes quiver because of the lad or because of your maidservant. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your Seed shall be called.
13 And I will also make a nation of the son of the maidservant, because he is your seed.
14 And Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water; and
putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and sent her away. And she
departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
15 And the water in the skin was used up, and she placed the boy under one of the shrubs.
16 And she went and sat down across from him at a distance of about a bowshot; for she
said to herself, Let me not see the death of the boy. So she sat opposite him, and lifted her
voice and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad. And the Angel of God called to Hagar out of the
heavens, and said to her, What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of
the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad and support him with your hand, for I will make of him a great
19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the
skin with water, and gave the lad to drink.
20 And God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him out of the
land of Egypt.
22 And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his
army, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do.
23 Now therefore, swear to me by God that you will not deal falsely with me, with my
offspring, or with my posterity; but that according to the kindness that I have done to you,
you will do to me and to the land in which you have sojourned.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 But Abraham rebuked Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech's
servants had seized.
26 And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor
had I heard of it until today.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them
made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech asked Abraham, What are these seven ewe lambs which you have set
30 And he said, You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that they may be my
witness that I have dug this well.
31 Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because the two of them swore an oath
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. So Abimelech rose with Phicol, the
commander of his army, and they returned to the land of the Philistines.
33 And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called upon the
name of Jehovah, the Eternal God.
34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.