Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.
Genesis 16:1 And Sarai, Abram's wife, hath not borne to him, and she hath an handmaid, an Egyptian, and her name [is] Hagar; Genesis 16:2 and Sarai saith unto Abram, 'Lo, I pray thee, Jehovah hath restrained me from bearing, go in, I pray thee, unto my handmaid; perhaps I am built up from her;' and Abram hearkeneth to the voice of Sarai. Genesis 16:3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, taketh Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, at the end of the tenth year of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan, and giveth her to Abram her husband, to him for a wife,
Genesis 16:4 and he goeth in unto Hagar, and she conceiveth, and she seeth that she hath conceived, and her mistress is lightly esteemed in her eyes. Genesis 16:5 And Sarai saith unto Abram, 'My violence [is] for thee; II have given mine handmaid into thy bosom, and she seeth that she hath conceived, and I am lightly esteemed in her eyes; Jehovah doth judge between me and thee.'
Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.
Genesis 16:6 And Abram saith unto Sarai, 'Lo, thine handmaid [is] in thine hand, do to her that which is good in thine eyes;' and Sarai afflicted her, and she fleeth from her presence.
An angel sendeth her back to submit herself,
Genesis 16:7 And a messenger of Jehovah findeth her by the fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way [to] Shur, Genesis 16:8 and he saith, 'Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, whence hast thou come, and whither dost thou go?' and she saith, 'From the presence of Sarai, my mistress, I am fleeing.' Genesis 16:9 And the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Turn back unto thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hands;' Genesis 16:10 and the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Multiplying I multiply thy seed, and it is not numbered from multitude;'
and telleth her of her child.
Genesis 16:11 and the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Behold thou [art] conceiving, and bearing a son, and hast called his name Ishmael, for Jehovah hath hearkened unto thine affliction; Genesis 16:12 and he is a wild-ass man, his hand against every one, and every one's hand against himand before the face of all his brethren he dwelleth.' Genesis 16:13 And she calleth the name of Jehovah who is speaking unto her, 'Thou [art], O God, my beholder;' for she said, 'Even here have I looked behind my beholder?' Genesis 16:14 therefore hath one called the well, 'The well of the Living One, my beholder;' lo, between Kadesh and Bered.
Ishmael is born.
Genesis 16:15 And Hagar beareth to Abram a son; and Abram calleth the name of his son, whom Hagar hath borne, Ishmael; Genesis 16:16 and Abram [is] a son of eighty and six years in Hagar's bearing Ishmael to Abram.