¶ AND the LORD remembered Sarah, as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.
For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
And Sarah said, God has made me to rejoice today exceedingly;
everyone that hears the news will rejoice with me.
And she said, Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would give suck to children?
For I have borne him a son in his old age.
And the child grew and was weaned;
and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
¶ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar, the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
Therefore she said to Abraham, Expel this maidservant and her son;
for the son of this maidservant shall not be heir with my son Isaac.
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.
And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the boy and because of your maidservant;
whatever Sarah tells you, hearken to her voice;
for your descendants shall come through Isaac.
And also of the son of the maidservant will I make a great nation because he is your offspring.
¶ And Abraham rose up early in the morning and took bread and a skin containing water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and the boy;
and sent her away.
And she departed, and lost her way in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
And the water in the skin was spent, and she cast the boy under one of the shrubs.
And she went and sat down opposite him about the distance of a bowshot;
for she said, Let me not see the death of the boy.
And she sat down opposite him and lifted up her voice and wept.
And the LORD heard the voice of the boy;
and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, What troubles you, Hagar?
Fear not;
for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.
Arise, take up the boy, and hold him fast in your arms;
for I will make him a great nation.
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water;
and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
And God was with the boy;
and he grew up and dwelt in the wilderness of Paran and learned to become an archer in the wilderness of Paran.
And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
¶ And it came to pass at that time that Abimeleck and Phichol, the general of his army, said to Abraham, God is with you in all that you do;
Now therefore swear to me by God in this place that you will never deal falsely with me, nor with my family, nor with my descendants;
but according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me and to the land wherein you have sojourned.
And Abraham said, I will swear.
And Abraham reproved Abimeleck because of a well which Abraham’s servants had dug and which Abimeleck’s servants had seized.
And Abimeleck said, I do not know who has done this thing;
neither did you tell me, nor have I heard of it until today.
And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimeleck;
and both of them made a covenant.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
And Abimeleck said to Abraham, What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs of the flock which you have set by themselves?
And he said, For these seven ewe lambs you shall take of my hands that they may be a witness for me that I have digged this well.
Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they swore both of them.
Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba;
then Abimeleck and Phichol, the general of the army, rose up and returned to the land of the Philistines.
¶ And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba and called there on the name of the LORD Everlasting.
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for a long time.