1亚伯兰的妻子撒莱没有生育，她有个婢女名叫夏甲，是埃及人。 2撒莱对亚伯兰说：“耶和华不让我生育，请你与我的婢女同房，也许我可以借着她生子立后。”亚伯兰同意了撒莱的话。 3于是，撒莱把埃及婢女夏甲给亚伯兰做妾。那时亚伯兰已经在迦南住了十年。 4亚伯兰与夏甲同房，她就怀了孕。夏甲知道自己怀了孕，就轻视女主人撒莱。 5撒莱对亚伯兰说：“我受气都是因为你。我把婢女放在你怀里，她仗着自己怀了孕就轻视我，愿耶和华在你我之间主持公道。” 6亚伯兰对撒莱说：“婢女在你手中，随你处置。”于是，撒莱苦待夏甲，夏甲就逃走了。
7耶和华的天使在旷野中通往书珥之路的水泉旁找到了夏甲， 8便问她：“撒莱的婢女夏甲，你从哪里来？要到哪里去？”她回答说：“我是从女主人撒莱那里逃出来的。” 9耶和华的天使对她说：“你要回到女主人那里顺服她。” 10又说：“我必使你的后代多得不可胜数。” 11接着又说：“你现在怀了孕，将来会生一个男孩，你要给他取名叫以实玛利16:11 “以实玛利”意思是“上帝听见了”。，因为耶和华已经听见你痛苦的哀声。 12这孩子性情必像野驴，他要跟人作对，人也要跟他作对。他必与他所有的弟兄为敌。” 13夏甲称对她说话的耶和华为“看顾人的上帝”，她说：“我竟然在这里看见了看顾我的上帝。” 14因此，她称加低斯和巴列之间的那口井为庇耳·拉海·莱16:14 “庇耳·拉海·莱”意思是“看顾我的永恒上帝之井”。。
Hagar and Ishmael
1Abram’s wife Sarai had never had any children by him. But she had a female slave from Egypt named Hagar. 2So she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go and sleep with my slave. Maybe I can have a family through her.”
Abram agreed to what Sarai had said. 3His wife Sarai gave him her slave Hagar to be his wife. That was after he had been living in Canaan for ten years. 4Then he slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant.
When Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to look down on the woman who owned her. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s your fault that I’m suffering like this. I put my slave in your arms. Now that she knows she’s pregnant, she looks down on me. May the Lord judge between you and me. May he decide which of us is right.”
6“Your slave belongs to you,” Abram said. “Do with her what you think is best.” Then Sarai treated Hagar badly. So Hagar ran away from her.
7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring of water in the desert. The spring was beside the road to Shur. 8The angel said, “Hagar, you are Sarai’s slave. Where have you come from? Where are you going?”
“I’m running away from my owner Sarai,” she answered.
9Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to the woman who owns you. Obey her.” 10The angel continued, “I will give you and your family many children. There will be more of them than anyone can count.”
11The angel of the Lord also said to her,
“You are now pregnant
and will have a son.
You will name him Ishmael,
because the Lord has heard about your suffering.
12He will be like a wild donkey.
He will use his power against everyone,
and everyone will be against him.
He will not get along with any of his family.”
13She gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her. She called him “You are the God who sees me.” That’s because she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” 14That’s why the well was named Beer Lahai Roi. It’s still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
15So Hagar had a son by Abram and Abram gave him the name Ishmael. 16Abram was 86 years old when Hagar had Ishmael by him.