1 Hagar and Ishmael
1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, "The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my servant; perhaps I can build a family through her."
2 Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian servant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.
4 When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my servant in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me."
6 "Your servant is in your hands," Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.
7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?"
8 "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.
13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen[c] the One who sees me." 14 That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi[d]; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
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