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Commentaries for Genesis Chapter 21

Birth of Isaac, Sarah's joy.

Few under the Old Testament were brought into the world with such expectations as Isaac...
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Ishmael mocks Isaac.

Let us not overlook the manner in which this family matter instructs us not to rest in outward privileges, or in our own doings...
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Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth, They are relieved and comforted by an angel.

If Hagar and Ishmael had behaved well in Abraham's family, they might have continued there; but they were justly punished...
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Abimelech's covenant with Abraham.

Abimelech felt sure that the promises of God would be fulfilled to Abraham...
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