Genesis 16

1 Now Sarai Avram’s wife bare him no children. And she had a handmaid, an Egyptian (Mitsri), whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Avram, “Behold now, יהוה hath restrained me from bearing. Please, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her.” And Avram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai Avram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian (Mitsri), after Avram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Avram to be his wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Avram, “My wrong be upon you: I have given my maid into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. יהוה judge between me and you.”

6 But Avram said unto Sarai, “Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as it pleaseth you.” And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

7 And the angel of יהוה found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest you? And whither wilt you go?” And she said, “I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.”

9 And the angel of יהוה said unto her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.”

10 And the angel of יהוה said unto her, “I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.”

11 And the angel of יהוה said unto her, “Behold, you are with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Yishmael, because יהוה hath heard your affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

13 And she called the name of יהוה who spake unto her, “8Thou God Seeth Me (Attah El Roi)”; for she said, “Have I also here looked after Him who seeth me?”

14 Therefore the well was called ‘Well of the Living One Seeth Me (Beer la-Chai Roi)’; behold, it is between Qadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bare Avram a son; and Avram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Yishmael.

16 And Avram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Yishmael to Avram.