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1. Mosebog 16:1-16

Menneskelig problemløsning

1Abrams kone, Saraj, kunne stadig ingen børn få, men hun havde en egyptisk slavepige, der hed Hagar. 2-3En dag sagde hun til Abram: „Herren har hindret mig i at få børn. Prøv du at gå ind til Hagar. Måske hun så får en søn, som jeg kan regne for min egen.”

Abram gik ind på forslaget, og Saraj gav ham egypterpigen Hagar som hans anden kone. Dette skete ti år efter, at Abram var kommet til Kana’ans land. 4Men da Hagar blev gravid, viste hun foragt for Saraj.

5Saraj beklagede sig til Abram: „Hvorfor tillader du Hagar at være nedladende overfor mig? Jeg gav dig min slavepige, for at jeg kunne få en søn, men nu hvor hun er gravid, har hun ingen respekt for mig. Må Herren selv dømme om du eller jeg har ret!”

6„Siden hun er din slavepige, kan du gøre med hende, hvad du vil,” svarede Abram. Fra da af var Saraj så hård imod Hagar, at hun til sidst løb sin vej.

7Herrens engel fandt hende ved en kilde langs den øde vej til Shur. 8Englen sagde til hende: „Hagar, Sarajs slavepige, hvor kommer du fra, og hvor er du på vej hen?” „Jeg er løbet væk fra min frue,” svarede hun. 9„Vend tilbage til din frue og adlyd hende,” fortsatte englen. 10„Jeg vil give dig flere efterkommere, end man kan tælle. 11Du skal føde en søn, som du skal give navnet Ishmael.16,11 Det betyder: „Gud hører”. Herren har nemlig hørt din bøn om hjælp. 12Men din søn bliver en mand med et hidsigt temperament og stædig som et æsel. Han vil være i oprør mod alle, og alle vil være imod ham. Selv sine nærmeste slægtninge vil han strides med.”

13Efter den oplevelse omtalte Hagar altid Herren, der havde talt til hende, som „den Gud, der ser mig”, for—som hun sagde: „Jeg har set den Gud, som ser mig.” 14Senere blev stedet kaldt Be’er-Lahaj-Roi.16,14 Det betyder: „Brønden, hvor den Levende (Gud) ser mig”. Den findes stadig mellem Kadesh og Bered.

15Så fødte Hagar en søn, og Abram kaldte ham Ishmael. 16På det tidspunkt var Abram 86 år gammel.

New International Version

Genesis 16:1-16

Hagar and Ishmael

1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”

6“Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.

7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

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

9Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

11The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant

and you will give birth to a son.

You shall name him Ishmael,16:11 Ishmael means God hears.

for the Lord has heard of your misery.

12He will be a wild donkey of a man;

his hand will be against everyone

and everyone’s hand against him,

and he will live in hostility

toward16:12 Or live to the east / of all his brothers.”

13She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen16:13 Or seen the back of the One who sees me.” 14That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi16:14 Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One who sees me.; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

15So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.