Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.
Genesis 16:1 Sarai Abrams wyfe bare hym no Chyldren. But she had an hande mayde an Egypcyan, Hagar by name. Genesis 16:2 And Sarai sayde vnto Abram Beholde the Lorde hath restrayned me, that I can not bere. I praye the go in vnto my mayde, perauenture I maye be edifyed by her. And Abram obeyed the voyce of Sarai Genesis 16:3 And Sarai Abrams wyfe toke Hagar hyr mayde the Egyptian (after Abram had dwelled .x. yere in the lande of Canaan) and gaue her to hyr husbande Abram to be hys wyfe.
Genesis 16:4 Which whan he wente in vnto Agar, she conceaued. And when she sawe that she had conceyued, hyr mastresse was despysed in hyr eyes. Genesis 16:5 And Sarai sayde vnto Abram: Thou dost me wronge: I haue geuen my mayde into thy bosome. Whych seynge that she hath conceaued, I am despysed in hyr eyes, þe Lorde iudge betwene the and me.
Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.
Genesis 16:6 But Abram sayde to Sarai: beholde, thy mayde is in thy hande, do with hyr as it pleaseth the. And whan Sarai fared foule wyth her, she fled from the face of her.
An angel sendeth her back to submit herself,
Genesis 16:7 And the Angell of the Lorde founde her besyde a fountayne of water in the wyldernes: euen by the well that is in þe waye to Sur. Genesis 16:8 And he sayde: Hagar Sarais mayde, whence camest thou and whether wilt thou goo? She sayde: I flee from the face of my mastresse Sarai. Genesis 16:9 And the angell of the Lorde sayde vnto her: returne to thy mastresse againe, & submytte thy selfe vnder her handes. Genesis 16:10 And agayne, the angell of the Lorde sayde vnto her: In encreasinge I wyll encrease thy seed and it shall not be nombred for multitude.
and telleth her of her child.
Genesis 16:11 And the Lordes angell sayde vnto her, se, thou art with chylde and shalt bere a sonne, and shalt call hys name Ismael: because the Lorde hath herde thy tribulacyon. Genesis 16:12 He also will be a wylde man, and hys hande will be agaynst euery man, and euery mans hande agaynst him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the Lorde that spake vnto her: thou God lokest on me, for she sayde: haue I not sene here the backe partes of hym that seeth me? Genesis 16:14 Wherfore the well was called, the well of him that lyueth & seeth me. And it is betwene Cades and Bared.
Ishmael is born.
Genesis 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a sonne, and Abram called his sonnes name which Hagar bare vnto him. Ismael Genesis 16:16 And Abram was .lxxxvj. yere olde, when Hagar bare him Ismael.