Matthew Bible

Genesis 16

Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.

Genesis 16:1 Sarai Abrams wyfe bare hym no chyldren. But she had an hand mayd an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. Genesis 16:2 Wherfore she sayd vnto Abram: Beholde the Lord hath closed me, that I can not bere. I praye the go in vnto my mayde, peraduenture I shal be multiplyed by meanes of her. And Abram heard the voyce of Sarai. Genesis 16:3 Than Sarai Abrams wyfe toke Hagar her mayd the Egyptian (after Abram had dwelled .x. yere in the land of Canaan) & gaue her to hyr husbond Abram to be his wyfe.

Genesis 16:4 And he went in vnto Agar, & she conceyued. And when she sawe that she had conceyued: her mastresse was despysed in her syght. Genesis 16:5 Than sayde Sarai vnto Abram: Thou dost me vnryghte, for I haue geuen my mayd into thy bosome: and nowe because she seeth that she hath conceyned, I am despysed in her syghte: the Lorde iudge betwene the and me.

Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.

Genesis 16:6 Than sayde Abram to Sarai: beholde, thy mayde is in thy hande, do wyth her as it pleaseth the. And because Sarai fared foule with her, she fled from her.

An angel sendeth her back to submit herself,

Genesis 16:7 And the Angell of the lord found her besyde a fountayn of water in the wildernes: euen by a well in the way to Sur. Genesis 16:8 And he sayde: Hagar Sarais mayde, whence comest thou & whether wylt thou goo? And she answered: I flee from my mastresse Sarai. Genesis 16:9 And the Angell of the Lorde sayde vnto her: returne to thy mastresse agayne, & submytte thy self vnder her handes. Genesis 16:10 And the angell of the lorde sayd vnto hir: I wyll so encrease thy seed, that it shall not be nombred for multitude.

and telleth her of her child.

Genesis 16:11 And the Lordes angell sayde further vnto her: se, thou art wt chylde & shalt bere a sonne, & shalt call hys name Ismael: because the Lord hath herde thy trybulacion. Genesis 16:12 He wyll be a wylde man, & hys hande wyl be agaynst euery man, & euery mans hande agaynst hym. And yet shall he dwel faste by al hys brethren. Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the Lorde that spake vnto her: thou art the God that lokest on me, for she sayd: I haue of a suertie sene here the backe partes of hym that seeth me. Genesis 16:14 Wherfore she called the well, the well of the lyuynge that seyth me whych well is betwene Cades and Bared.

Ishmael is born.

Genesis 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a sonne, and Abram called his sons name whyche Hagar bare Ismael. Genesis 16:16 And Abram was .lxxxvi. yere olde, when Hagar bare him Ismael.

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