Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram.
Genesis 16:1 Sarai Abrams wyfe bare him no childerne. But she had an hand mayde an Egiptian whose name was Hagar. Genesis 16:2 Wherfore the sayde vnto Abram. Beholde the LORde hath closed me that I can not bere. I praye the goo in vnto my mayde peradueture I shall be multiplyed by meanes of her And Abram herde the voyce of Sarai. Than Sarai Genesis 16:3 Abrams wife toke Hagar hyr mayde the Egitian (after Abram had dwelled .x. yere in the lande of Canaan) and gaue her to hyr husbonde Abram to be his wyfe.
Genesis 16:4 And he wente in vnto Hagar and she conceaved. And when she sawe that she had conceyved hyr mastresse was despised in hyr syghte. Genesis 16:5 Than sayd Sarai vnto Abram: Thou dost me vnrighte for I haue geuen my mayde in to thy bosome: and now because she seyth that she hath coceaved I am despysed in hyr syghte: the LORde iudge betwene the and me.
Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away.
Genesis 16:6 Than sayde Abra to Sarai: beholde thy mayde is in thy hande do with hyr 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 LORde founde her besyde a fountayne of water in the wyldernes: euen by a well in the way to Sur. Genesis 16:8 And he sayde: Hagar Sarais mayde whence comest thou and 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 and submytte thy selfe vnder her handes. Genesis 16:10 And the angell of ye LORde sayde vnto her: I will so encrease thy seed that it shall not be numbred for multitude.
and telleth her of her child.
Genesis 16:11 And the LORdes angell sayd further vnto her: se thou art wyth childe and shalt bere a sonne and shalt call his name Ismael: because the LORDE hath herde thy tribulation. Genesis 16:12 He will be a wylde man and his hande will be agenst every man and euery mans hande agenst him. And yet shall he dwell faste by all his brothren. 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 sayde: I haue of a suertie sene here the backe parties of him that seith me. Genesis 16:14 Wherfore she called the well the well of the lyuynge that seith me which well is betwene Cades and Bared.
Ishmael is born.
Genesis 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a sonne and Abram called his sons name which Hagar bare Ismaell. Genesis 16:16 And Abram was .lxxxvi. yere olde when Hagar bare him Ismael.