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Book of Genesis  Chapter 21

Birth of Isaac

GENESIS 21:1  And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto  Sarah as he had spoken.

GENESIS 21:2  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the  set time of which God had spoken to him.

GENESIS 21:3  And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom  Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

GENESIS 21:4  And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God  had commanded him.

GENESIS 21:5  And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born  unto him.

GENESIS 21:6  And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will  laugh with me.

GENESIS 21:7  And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should  have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

GENESIS 21:8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast  the same day that Isaac was weaned.

GENESIS 21:9  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto  Abraham, mocking.

GENESIS 21:10  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her  son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with  Isaac.

GENESIS 21:11  And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his  son.

GENESIS 21:12  And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight  because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said  unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

GENESIS 21:13  And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because  he is thy seed.

GENESIS 21:14  And Abraham 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  Beersheba.

GENESIS 21:15  And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under  one of the shrubs.

GENESIS 21:16  And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as  it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And  she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

GENESIS 21:17  And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to  Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not;  for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

GENESIS 21:18  Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make  him a great nation.

GENESIS 21:19  And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she  went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

GENESIS 21:20  And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the  wilderness, and became an archer.

GENESIS 21:21  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a  wife out of the land of Egypt.

GENESIS 21:22  And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the  chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all  that thou doest:

GENESIS 21:23  Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou 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 thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land  wherein thou hast sojourned.

GENESIS 21:24  And Abraham said, I will swear.

GENESIS 21:25  And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which  Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

GENESIS 21:26  And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither  didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

GENESIS 21:27  And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and  both of them made a covenant.

GENESIS 21:28  And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

GENESIS 21:29  And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs  which thou hast set by themselves?

GENESIS 21:30  And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand,  that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

GENESIS 21:31  Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware  both of them.

GENESIS 21:32  Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and  Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the  Philistines.

GENESIS 21:33  And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the  name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

GENESIS 21:34  And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.  

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