Birth of Isaac
1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and
the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old
age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born
unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days
old, as God had commanded him.
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son
Isaac was born unto him.
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all
that hear will laugh with me.
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.
Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham
made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she
had born unto Abraham, mocking.
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.
11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight
because of his son.
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.
13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a
nation, because he is thy seed.
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
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast
the child under one of the shrubs.
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.
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.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand;
for I will make him a great nation.
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
20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in
the wilderness, and became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his
mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
The Treaty at Beersheba
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
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.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of
water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
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.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these
seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
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.
31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because
there they sware both of them.
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.
33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called
there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many