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Genesis 21

1 - The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

2 - Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 - Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

4 - Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5 - Abraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him.

6 - Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."

7 - She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."

8 - The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

9 - Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

10 - Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this servant and her son! For the son of this servant will not be heir with my son, Isaac."

11 - The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.

12 - God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your servant. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For your offspring will be accounted as from Isaac.

13 - I will also make a nation of the son of the servant, because he is your child."

14 - Abraham 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 Beersheba.

15 - The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

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.

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.

18 - Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."

19 - God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.

20 - God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer.

21 - He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

22 - At that time, Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.

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."

24 - Abraham said, "I will swear."

25 - Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26 - Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. You didn't tell me, and I didn't hear of it until today."

27 - Abraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.

28 - Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

29 - Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"

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."

31 - Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.

32 - So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33 - Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of The LORD, the Everlasting God.

34 - Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

Genesis 21 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Sarah gives birth to Isaac, Isaac is circumcised, God confirms His promises to Abraham through Isaac, Hagar and her son Ishmael are cast out of Abraham's household, The Lord appears to Hagar in the wilderness and saves Hagar and her son Ishmael, Abraham and Abimelech deal honorably with one another.

Genesis Chapter 21

Genesis 21:5 - And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

Outline
Isaac is Born (Genesis 21:1-8)
Hagar Mocked Isaac (Genesis 21:9)
Sarah Demands Hagar's Leaving (Genesis 21:10)
Abraham is Upset Over Them (Genesis 21:11)
God Confirms Isaac's Blessing to Abraham (Genesis 21:12)
God Confirms Ishmael Will be a Nation (Genesis 21:13)
Abraham Casts Hagar and Ishmael Out (Genesis 21:14)
Hagar Meets the LORD (Genesis 21:14-19)
God is with Ishmael (Genesis 21:20-21)
Abraham and Abimelech make a Covenant (Genesis 21:22-32)
Abraham Plants a Grove in Beersheba (Genesis 21:33)
Abraham Calls on El Olam (Genesis 21:33)
Abraham Sojourns in Philistia (Genesis 21:34)

Summary
1 Isaac is born
4 Isaac is circumcised
6 Sarah's Joy
9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth
15 Hagar in distress
17 The angel comforteth her
22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beersheba

Hagar and Ishmael are Cast Out
Map of the City of Gerar During the Time of Abraham
God Tells Abraham to Cast Hagar and Ishmael Out

Topics for Bible Study
Isaac is Born
Isaac Means Laughter
Isaac Circumcised at 8 Days Old
Abraham 100 Years Old
Sarah 90 Years Old
Isaac was Weaned
Hagar Mocked
Hagar the Egyptian
Sarah Demanded Hagar Cast Out
"Bondwoman and her son"
Abraham was Upset
God Strengthened Abraham
In Isaac Shall Thy Seed Be Called
The Son of the Bondwoman Will I Make a Nation
Because He is Thy Seed
Abraham Gave Hagar Bread and Water
Abraham Cast Them Out
Hagar Wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba
Hagar Wept
God Heard the Voice of the Lad
The Angel of God Spoke to Hagar
Confirmed that Ishmael will be a Great Nation
A Well of Water
Ishmael Dwelt in the Wilderness
Ishmael Became an Archer
Ishmael Dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran
Abimelech
Phichol the Chief Captain of his Host
Abraham Swears an Oath
The 7 Ewe lambs
The Covenant at Beersheba
The Land of the Philistines
Abraham Planted a Grove in Beersheba
The Everlasting God
El Olam
Abraham Sojourned in the Philistines' Land

Map of the City of Gerar
Map of the City of Gerar During the Time of Abraham
The City of Gerar During the Time of Abraham

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.

Historical Background
Sarah gives birth to Isaac, Isaac is circumcised, God confirms His promises to Abraham through Isaac, Hagar and her son Ishmael are cast out of Abraham's household, The Lord appears to Hagar in the wilderness and saves Hagar and her son Ishmael, Abraham and Abimelech deal honorably with one another.

Ancient Customs
Hospitality
Tents
Wells
Archery
Conception
Bottle of Water

Ancient People
Abimelech - King Abimelech of Gerar in the Bible
Isaac
Hagar
Ishmael

Geography
Gerar - Bible Map of Philistine Cities
Wilderness of Paran

Maps
Map of the Giants and Early Inhabitants of Ancient Israel - Bible Map Collection
Map of the Canaanite Nations - Bible Maps
Map of the World of Abraham - Bible Map Collection
Map of the Journeys of Abraham - Bible Map Collection
Map of Sodom and Gomorrah - - Background Bible Study
Map of the Moabites - Old Testament Israel

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt