- ¶ 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?
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.