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Genesis 16 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.

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So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.

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So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please.” And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.

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Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
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