Now aSarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had ban Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. aPlease go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
After Abram had lived aten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
And Sarai said to Abram, "aMay the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight. bMay the Lord judge between you and me."
But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and ashe fled from her presence.
Now athe angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to bShur.
He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, awhere have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."
Then the angel of the Lord said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."
Moreover, the aangel of the Lord said to her, "bI will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."
The angel of the Lord said to her further,