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Genesis 21 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Isaac Is Born

(Heb 11:11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:1 - The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:2 - Sarah conceived, and bore Avraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:3 - Avraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bare to him, Yitzchak.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:4 - Avraham circumcised his son, Yitzchak, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:5 - Avraham was one hundred years old when his son, Yitzchak, was born to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:6 - Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:7 - She said, "Who would have said to Avraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."
(Gal 4:21–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:8 - The child grew, and was weaned. Avraham made a great feast on the day that Yitzchak was weaned.

Sarah Turns against Hagar

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:9 - Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Mitzrian, whom she had borne to Avraham, mocking.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:10 - Therefore she said to Avraham, "Cast out this handmaid and her son! For the son of this handmaid will not be heir with my son, even with Yitzchak."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:11 - The thing was very grievous in Avraham's sight on account of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - God said to Avraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Yitzchak will your seed be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:13 - Also of the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - Avraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Be'er-Sheva.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:15 - The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." She sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:18 - Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:20 - God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:21 - He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Mitzrayim.

Covenant with Abimelech

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:22 - It happened at that time, that Avimelekh and Pikhol the captain of his host spoke to Avraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:23 - Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:24 - Avraham said, "I will swear."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:25 - Avraham complained to Avimelekh because of a water well, which Avimelekh's servants had violently taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:26 - Avimelekh said, I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:27 - Avraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Avimelekh. Those two made a covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:28 - Avraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:29 - Avimelekh said to Avraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:30 - He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:31 - Therefore he called that place Be'er-Sheva, because they both swore there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:32 - So they made a covenant at Be'er-Sheva. Avimelekh rose up with Pikhol, the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Pelishtim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:33 - Avraham planted a tamarisk tree in Be'er-Sheva, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:34 - Avraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Pelishtim many days.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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