G E N E S I S
Hagar is the person mostly concerned in the story
of this chapter, an obscure Egyptian woman, whose name and story we
never should have heard of if Providence had not brought her into
the family of Abram. Probably she was one of those maid-servants
whom the king of Egypt, among other gifts, bestowed upon Abram,
ch. xiv. 16.
Concerning her, we have four things in this chapter:—I. Her
marriage to Abram her master, ver.
1-3. II. Her misbehaviour towards Sarai her mistress,
ver. 4-6. III. Her
discourse with an angel that met her in her flight, ver. 7-14. IV. Her delivery of a
son, ver. 15, 16.