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Now the (A)Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, (B)by the spring on the way to (C)Shur. And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”

The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and (D)submit yourself under her hand.” 10 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, (E)“I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” 11 And the Angel of the Lord said to her:

“Behold, you are with child,
(F)And you shall bear a son.
You shall call his name [a]Ishmael,
Because the Lord has heard your affliction.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 16:11 Lit. God Hears

The angel of the Lord(A) found Hagar near a spring(B) in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.(C) And he said, “Hagar,(D) slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”(E)

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”(F)

11 The angel of the Lord(G) also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
    and you will give birth to a son.(H)
You shall name him(I) Ishmael,[a](J)
    for the Lord has heard of your misery.(K)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears.

11 But the (A)Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”

So he said, “Here I am.”

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11 But the angel of the Lord(A) called out to him from heaven,(B) “Abraham! Abraham!”(C)

“Here I am,”(D) he replied.

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15 Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,

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15 The angel of the Lord(A) called to Abraham from heaven(B) a second time

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13 I am the God of Bethel, (A)where you anointed the pillar and where you made a vow to Me. Now (B)arise, get out of this land, and return to the land of your family.’ ”

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13 I am the God of Bethel,(A) where you anointed a pillar(B) and where you made a vow(C) to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.(D)’”

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16 The Angel (A)who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let (B)my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them (C)grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

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16 the Angel(A) who has delivered me from all harm(B)
    —may he bless(C) these boys.(D)
May they be called by my name
    and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,(E)
and may they increase greatly
    on the earth.”(F)

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