A A A A A
Bible Book List

Genesis 16:4-6 The Message (MSG)

3-4 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took her Egyptian maid Hagar and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife. Abram had been living ten years in Canaan when this took place. He slept with Hagar and she got pregnant. When Hagar learned she was pregnant, she looked down on her mistress.

Sarai told Abram, “It’s all your fault that I’m suffering this abuse. I put my maid in bed with you and the minute she knows she’s pregnant, she treats me like I’m nothing. May God decide which of us is right.”

“You decide,” said Abram. “Your maid is your business.”

Sarai was abusive to Hagar and Hagar ran away.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Daily Message, Paperback
The Daily Message, Paperback
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $18.99Save: $6.00 (24%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
The Message Devotional Bible, Hardcover
The Message Devotional Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $14.99Save: $15.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
  Back

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes