Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.
Genesis 16:1 Nowe Sarai Abrams wife bare him no children, and she had a maide an Egyptian, Hagar by name. Genesis 16:2 And Sarai said vnto Abram, Beholde now, the Lorde hath restrained me from childe bearing. I pray thee goe in vnto my maide: it may be that I shall receiue a childe by her; Abram obeyed the voyce of Sarai. Genesis 16:3 Then Sarai Abrams wife tooke Hagar her maide the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelled ten yeere in the land of Canaan, and gaue her to her husband Abram for his wife.
Genesis 16:4 And he went in vnto Hagar, & she conceiued; when she sawe that she had conceiued, her dame was despised in her eyes. Genesis 16:5 Then Sarai saide to Abram, Thou doest me wrong. I haue giuen my maide into thy bosome, and she seeth that she hath conceiued, and I am despised in her eyes: the Lorde iudge betweene me and thee.
Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.
Genesis 16:6 Then Abram saide to Sarai, Beholde, thy maide is in thine hand: doe with her as it pleaseth thee. Then Sarai dealt roughly with her: wherefore she fled from her.
An angel sendeth her back to submit herself,
Genesis 16:7 But the Angel of the Lord founde her beside a fountaine of water in the wildernesse by the fountaine in the way to Shur, Genesis 16:8 And he saide, Hagar Sarais maide, whence commest thou? and whither wilt thou goe? And she said, I flie from my dame Sarai. Genesis 16:9 Then the Angel of the Lorde saide to her, Returne to thy dame, and humble thy selfe vnder her hands. Genesis 16:10 Againe the Angel of the Lorde saide vnto her, I will so greatly increase thy seede, that it shal not be numbred for multitude.
and telleth her of her child.
Genesis 16:11 Also the Angel of the Lord said vnto her, See, thou art with childe, and shalt beare a sonne, and shalt call his name Ishmael: for the Lorde hath heard thy tribulation. Genesis 16:12 And he shalbe a wilde man: his hande shall be against euery man, and euery mans hand against him. and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. Genesis 16:13 Then she called the name of the Lorde, that spake vnto her, Thou God lookest on me: for she said, Haue I not also here looked after him that seeth me? Genesis 16:14 Wherefore the well was called, Beerlahai-roi. lo, it is betweene Kadesh and Bered.
Ishmael is born.
Genesis 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a sonne, and Abram called his sonnes name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. Genesis 16:16 And Abram was foure score and sixe yeere olde, when Hagar bare him Ishmael.