1Saa ɛberɛ yi, na Sarai nwoo ɔba mmaa Abram. Na ɔwɔ Misraimni abaawa bi a wɔfrɛ no Hagar; 2enti Sarai ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Wo ara wonim sɛ Awurade ama mayɛ obonini; manwo ɔba! Mesrɛ wo, kɔ na wo ne mʼabaawa Hagar nkɔda; ebia ɛnam ne so na manya mma.”
Abram penee asɛm a Sarai ka kyerɛɛ no no so. 3Abram tenaa Kanaan asase so mfeɛ edu akyiri no, ne yere Sarai de Misraimni abaawa Hagar no kɔmaa ne kunu no sɛ, ɔnware no. 4Abram ne Hagar daeɛ, na ɔnyinsɛneeɛ.
Ɛberɛ a Hagar hunuu sɛ wanyinsɛn no, ɔhyɛɛ aseɛ buu nʼawuraa Sarai animtia. 5Enti Sarai ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Saa ɔhaw a aba me so yi nyinaa firi wo! Mede mʼabaawa maa wo; afei a wahunu sɛ wanyinsɛn no enti, ɔtiatia mʼanim. Awurade mmu me ne wo ntam atɛn.”
6Nanso, Abram ka kyerɛɛ Sarai sɛ, “Ɔyɛ wʼabaawa. Deɛ wopɛ sɛ wode yɛ no biara, fa yɛ no.” Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no, Sarai tanee nʼabaawa Hagar ani, ma ɔdwane firii ne nkyɛn.
7Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ hunuu Hagar wɔ nsuo aniwa bi ho wɔ ɛserɛ no so. Na saa nsuo aniwa no da ɛkwan a ɛkɔ kuro bi a wɔfrɛ no Sur no nkyɛn. 8Ɔbɔfoɔ no bisaa Hagar sɛ, “Sarai abaawa Hagar, wofiri he, na worekɔ he?”
Hagar buaa no sɛ, “Meredwane afiri mʼawuraa Sarai nkyɛn.”
9Na Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ Hagar sɛ, “Sane kɔ wʼawuraa no nkyɛn, na kɔbrɛ wo ho ase ma no.” 10Ɔbɔfoɔ no ka kaa ho sɛ, “Mɛma wʼase afɛe a, wɔkan a, ɛnyɛ yie.”
11Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ no sane ka kyerɛɛ Hagar sɛ,
na wobɛwo ɔbabarima.
Wobɛto no edin Ismael, ɛfiri sɛ,
Awurade ate wʼamanehunu.
12Ɔbɛyɛ sɛ ɛserɛ so afunumu.
Ɔbɛtia nnipa nyinaa,
na nnipa nyinaa nso bɛtia no;
atutupɛ so na
ɔne ne nuanom bɛtena.”
13Yei akyiri ɔde edin foforɔ maa Awurade. Ɔkaa sɛ, “Mahunu Deɛ ɔhunu me.” Ɛno enti, ɔde edin El-Roi a aseɛ ne “Onyankopɔn a ɔhunu me” no, too no. 14Ɛno enti na wɔfrɛ nsuo aniwa no sɛ Beer-Lahai-Roi a aseɛ ne “Onyankopɔn Teasefoɔ a ɔhunu me abura.” Ɛda Kades ne Bered ntam bɛsi ɛnnɛ.
15Enti Hagar woo ɔbabarima maa Abram. Abram too abɔfra no edin Ismael. 16Hagar woo Ismael no, na Abram adi mfeɛ aduɔwɔtwe nsia.
1Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.16.2 obtain…: Heb. be built by her 3And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4¶ And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. 6But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.16.6 as…: Heb. that which is good in thine eyes16.6 dealt…: Heb. afflicted her
7¶ And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. 9And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 11And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.16.11 Ishmael: that is, God shall hear 12And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? 14Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.16.14 Beer-lahai-roi: that is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me
15¶ And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.