Genesis 21

1 And יהוה visited Sarah as He had said, and יהוה did unto Sarah as He had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Avraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God (Elohim) had spoken to him.

3 And Avraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac (Yitschaq).

4 And Avraham circumcised his son Isaac (Yitschaq) being eight days old, as God (Elohim) had commanded him.

5 And Avraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac (Yitschaq) was born unto him.

6 And Sarah said, “God (Elohim) hath made me to laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me.”

7 And she said, “Who would have said unto Avraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? For I have born him a son in his old age.”

8 And the child grew, and was weaned. And Avraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac (Yitschaq) was weaned.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian (Mitsri), whom she had born unto Avraham, mocking.

10 Therefore she said unto Avraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac (Yitschaq).”

11 And the thing was very grievous in Avraham’s sight because of his son.

12 And God (Elohim) said unto Avraham, “Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto you, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac (Yitschaq) shall your seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is your seed.”

14 And Avraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-Sheva.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down opposite him a good way off, as it was a bowshot; for she said, “Let me not see the death of the child.” And she sat opposite him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God (Elohim) heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God (Elohim) called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, “What aileth you, Hagar? Fear not, for God (Elohim) hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation.”

19 And God (Elohim) opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God (Elohim) was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim).

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech (Avimelekh) and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Avraham, saying, “God (Elohim) is with you in all that you doest.

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God (Elohim) that you wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son; but according to the kindness that I have done unto you, you shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned.”

24 And Avraham said, “I will swear.”

25 And Avraham reproved Abimelech (Avimelekh) because of a well of water, which Abimelech (Avimelekh)’s servants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech (Avimelekh) said, “I do not know who hath done this thing; neither didst you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.”

27 And Avraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech (Avimelekh); and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Avraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech (Avimelekh) said unto Avraham, “What mean these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?”

30 And he said, “For these seven ewe lambs shalt you take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.”

31 Therefore he called that place Beer-Sheva, because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-Sheva; then Abimelech (Avimelekh) rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33 And Avraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-Sheva, and called there on the name of יהוה, the everlasting God (El Olam).

34 And Avraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.