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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 16:1-16


1亞伯蘭的妻子撒萊沒有生育,她有個婢女名叫夏甲,是埃及人。 2撒萊亞伯蘭說:「耶和華不讓我生育,請你與我的婢女同房,也許我可以藉著她生子立後。」亞伯蘭同意了撒萊的話。 3於是,撒萊埃及婢女夏甲亞伯蘭做妾。那時亞伯蘭已經在迦南住了十年。 4亞伯蘭夏甲同房,她就懷了孕。夏甲知道自己懷了孕,就輕視女主人撒萊5撒萊亞伯蘭說:「我受氣都是因為你。我把婢女放在你懷裡,她仗著自己懷了孕就輕視我,願耶和華在你我之間主持公道。」 6亞伯蘭撒萊說:「婢女在你手中,隨你處置。」於是,撒萊苦待夏甲夏甲就逃走了。

7耶和華的天使在曠野中通往書珥之路的水泉旁找到了夏甲8便問她:「撒萊的婢女夏甲,你從哪裡來?要到哪裡去?」她回答說:「我是從女主人撒萊那裡逃出來的。」 9耶和華的天使對她說:「你要回到女主人那裡順服她。」 10又說:「我必使你的後代多得不可勝數。」 11接著又說:「你現在懷了孕,將來會生一個男孩,你要給他取名叫以實瑪利16·11 以實瑪利」意思是「上帝聽見了」。,因為耶和華已經聽見你痛苦的哀聲。 12這孩子性情必像野驢,他要跟人作對,人也要跟他作對。他必與他所有的弟兄為敵。」 13夏甲稱對她說話的耶和華為「看顧人的上帝」,她說:「我竟然在這裡看見了看顧我的上帝。」 14因此,她稱加低斯巴列之間的那口井為庇耳·拉海·萊16·14 庇耳·拉海·萊」意思是「看顧我的永恆上帝之井」。