Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.
Genesis 16:1 But, Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children,she had, however, an Egyptian handmaid, whose name was Hagar. Genesis 16:2 So then Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, I pray thee, Yahweh, hath restrained me, from bearing, go in, I pray thee, unto my handmaid, peradventure I may be built up from her,And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. Genesis 16:3 So Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, at the end of ten years of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband, to be to him as a wife.
Genesis 16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived,and, when she saw that she had conceived, lightly esteemed, was her lady, in her eyes. Genesis 16:5 Then said Sarai unto Abram: My wrong, is, on thee! I, gave my handmaid into thy bosom, and, when she seeth that she hath conceived, then am I lightly esteemed in her eyes! Yahweh judge betwixt me and her.
Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.
Genesis 16:6 And Abram said unto Sarai, Lo! thy handmaid, is in thy hand, do to her, what is good in thine eyes. So Sarai humbled her, and she fled from her face.
An angel sendeth her back to submit herself,
Genesis 16:7 And the messenger of Yahweh found her, by the fountain of water, in the desert,by the fountain in the way to Shur. Genesis 16:8 So he saidHagar! handmaid of Sarai! Whence hast thou come, and whither wouldst thou go? And she said: From the face of Sarai, my lady, am, I, fleeing. Genesis 16:9 And the messenger of Yahweh said to her, Return unto thy lady,and humble thyself under her hands. Genesis 16:10 And the messenger of Yahweh said to her, I will, greatly multiply, thy seedso that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
and telleth her of her child.
Genesis 16:11 And the messenger of Yahweh said to her, Behold thee! with child, and about bearing a sonand thou shalt call his name Ishmael [="God hearkeneth"], for Yahweh hath hearkened unto thy humiliation. Genesis 16:12 But, he, will be a wild ass of a man, his hand, against every one, and, every one's hand, against himyet, in presence of all his brethren, shall he have his habitation. Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of Yahweh, who had spoken unto her, Thou GOD of vision! For she said, Do I, even here, retain my vision after a vision? Genesis 16:14 On this account, is the well called, The well of the life of vision,lo! it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Ishmael is born.
Genesis 16:15 So Hagar bare to Abram a son,and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael. Genesis 16:16 Now, Abram, was eighty-six years old,when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.