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Chapter 21

1And Jehovah hath looked after Sarah as He hath said, and Jehovah doth to Sarah as He hath spoken; 2and Sarah conceiveth, and beareth a son to Abraham, to his old age, at the appointed time that God hath spoken of with him; 3and Abraham calleth the name of his son who is born to him, whom Sarah hath born to him -- Isaac; 4and Abraham circumciseth Isaac his son, [being] a son of eight days, as God hath commanded him. 5And Abraham [is] a son of a hundred years in Isaac his son being born to him, 6and Sarah saith, `God hath made laughter for me; every one who is hearing laugheth for me.` 7She saith also, `Who hath said to Abraham, Sarah hath suckled sons, that I have born a son for his old age?` 8And the lad groweth, and is weaned, and Abraham maketh a great banquet in the day of Isaac`s being weaned; 9and Sarah seeth the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she hath borne to Abraham, mocking, 10and she saith to Abraham, `Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid hath no possession with my son -- with Isaac.` 11And the thing is very wrong in the eyes of Abraham, for his son`s sake; 12and God saith unto Abraham, `Let it not be wrong in thine eyes because of the youth, and because of thy handmaid: all that Sarah saith unto thee -- hearken to her voice, for in Isaac is a seed called to thee. 13As to the son of the handmaid also, for a nation I set him, because he [is] thy seed.` 14And Abraham riseth early in the morning, and taketh bread, and a bottle of water, and giveth unto Hagar (placing [it] on her shoulder), also the lad, and sendeth her out; and she goeth on, and goeth astray in the wilderness of Beer-Sheba; 15and the water is consumed from the bottle, and she placeth the lad under one of the shrubs. 16And she goeth and sitteth by herself over-against, afar off, about a bow-shot, for she said, `Let me not look on the death of the lad;` and she sitteth over-against, and lifteth up her voice, and weepeth. 17And God heareth the voice of the youth; and the messenger of God calleth unto Hagar from the heavens, and saith to her, `What to thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath hearkened unto the voice of the youth where he [is]; 18rise, lift up the youth, and lay hold on him with thy hand, for for a great nation I set him.` 19And God openeth her eyes, and she seeth a well of water, and she goeth and filleth the bottle [with] water, and causeth the youth to drink; 20and God is with the youth, and he groweth, and dwelleth in the wilderness, and is an archer; 21and he dwelleth in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother taketh for him a wife from the land of Egypt. 22And it cometh to pass at that time that Abimelech speaketh -- Phichol also, head of his host -- unto Abraham, saying, `God [is] with thee in all that thou art doing; 23and now, swear to me by God here: thou dost not lie to me, or to my continuator, or to my successor; according to the kindness which I have done with thee thou dost with me, and with the land in which thou hast sojourned.` 24And Abraham saith, `I -- I do swear.` 25And Abraham reasoned with Abimelech concerning the matter of a well of water which Abimelech`s servants have taken violently away, 26and Abimelech saith, `I have not known who hath done this thing, and even thou didst not declare to me, and I also, I have not heard save to-day.` 27And Abraham taketh sheep and oxen, and giveth to Abimelech, and they make, both of them, a covenant; 28and Abraham setteth seven Lambs of the flock by themselves. 29And Abimelech saith unto Abraham, `What [are] they -- these seven lambs which thou hast set by themselves?` 30And he saith, `For -- the seven lambs thou dost accept from my hand, so that it becometh a witness for me that I have digged this well;` 31therefore hath he called that place `Beer-Sheba,` for there have both of them sworn. 32And they make a covenant in Beer-Sheba, and Abimelech riseth -- Phichol also, head of his host -- and they turn back unto the land of the Philistines; 33and [Abraham] planteth a tamarask in Beer-Sheba, and preacheth there in the name of Jehovah, God age-during; 34and Abraham sojourneth in the land of the Philistines many days.

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