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Genesis 16

1 - Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 - Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my servant. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

3 - Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife.

4 - He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 - Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my servant into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. the LORD judge between me and you."

6 - But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes." Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.

7 - The LORD's angel found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain on the way to Shur.

8 - He said, "Hagar, Sarai's servant, where did you come from? Where are you going?"She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai."

9 - The LORD's angel said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

10 - The LORD's angel said to her, "I will greatly multiply your offspring, that they will not be counted for multitude."

11 - The LORD's angel said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your affliction.

12 - He will be like a wild donkey among men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposite all of his brothers."

13 - She called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?"

14 - Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 - Hagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

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

Genesis 16 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Sarai gives Hagar to her husband Abram as his wife, Sarai despises her mistress, and Hagar flees from Sarai, the angel of the Lord commands Hagar to return and submit herself to Sarai, Hagar bears a son - Ishmael.

Genesis Chapter 16

Genesis 16:15 - And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

Outline
Sarai Offers Abram Her Egyptian Maid  (Genesis 16:1-4)
Sarai Despises Her Mistress (Genesis 16:4-6)
Hagar Flees to the Wilderness (Genesis 16:6-7)
The Angel of the LORD Appears to Hagar (Genesis 16:7-14)
Hagar Bears Ishmael (Genesis 16:15-16)

Summary
1 Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram
4 Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away
7 The LORD sendeth her back to submit herself
11 And He telleth her of her child
15 Ishmael is born

Map of the Journeys of Abraham
Map of the Journeys of Abraham
The Journeys of Abram and Lot

Topics for Bible Study
Sarai's Barrenness
Sarai's Handmaid
Hagar The Egyptian
Abram And Hagar
Hagar Despised By Sarai
Sarai Dealt Harshly With Hagar
Hagar Fled
The Angel Of The Lord
The Fountain
The Wilderness
The Way To Shur
Hagar Commanded To Return
The Promise To Hagar
The Lord Hath Heard Thy Affliction
Command To Name Her Son Ishmael
A Wild Man
Hand Against Every Man
Every Man's Hand Against Him
Jehovah Roi
The Beerlahairoi Well
Ishmael Born
Abram 106 Years Old

Historical Background
Sarai gives Hagar to her husband Abram as his wife, Sarai despises her mistress, and Hagar flees from Sarai, the angel of the Lord commands Hagar to return and submit herself to Sarai, Hagar bears a son - Ishmael.

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Clothing in the Time of Abraham
Clothing in the Time of Abraham

This is how a man or a patriarch would have dressed in ancient times about the time of Abraham which was around 1800 BC. From inside to out he wore an under garment which was bound by a girdle.

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