King James Version

Genesis 21:1-34

1And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6¶ And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age. 8And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

9¶ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

12¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 21And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22¶ And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest: 23Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.21.23 that thou…: Heb. if thou shalt lie unto me 24And Abraham said, I will swear. 25And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away. 26And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. 27And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant. 28And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 30And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.21.31 Beer-sheba: that is, The well of the oath 32Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33¶ And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.21.33 grove: or, tree 34And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 21:1-34

Isak Awo

1Afei, Awurade dom Sara sɛnea ɔhyɛɛ no bɔ no. 2Sara nyinsɛnee, na ɔwoo ɔbabarima maa Abraham wɔ ne nkwakoraabere mu, bere a Awurade hyɛɛ no bɔ no mu pɛpɛɛpɛ. 3Abraham too ɔbabarima a Sara woo no maa no no din Isak, a ase ne Serew. 4Bere a Isak dii nnaawɔtwe no, otwaa no twetia, sɛnea Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no no. 5Wɔwoo Isak maa Abraham no, na wadi mfe ɔha.

6Sara kae se, “Onyankopɔn ama maserew. Na obiara a ɔbɛte saa asɛm yi ne me bɛbɔ mu aserew.” 7Sara ka kaa ho se, “Hena na ɔsoo ho dae ka kyerɛɛ Abraham se Sara bɛwo mma. Nanso ne nkwakoraabere mu yi, mawo ɔbabarima ama no.”

Wɔpam Hagar Ne Ismael

8Abofra no nyin ma wotwaa no nufu. Da a wotwaa Isak nufu no, Abraham too pon kɛse. 9Nanso Sara hui sɛ, ɔbabarima a nʼafenaa Misraimni Hagar woo no maa Abraham no redi Isak ho fɛw. 10Enti Sara ka kyerɛɛ Abraham se, “Pam saa afenaa yi ne ne babarima yi fi ha; na Isak ne saa afenaa babarima yi nni wʼagyapade biara mu kyɛfa.”

11Abraham tee saa asɛm no, esiane ne babarima Ismael nti, ne werɛ how yiye. 12Nanso Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abraham se, “Mma wo babarima Ismael ne wʼafenaa Hagar ho asɛm no nhaw wo bebree. Asɛm biara a Sara bɛka akyerɛ wo no, tie, efisɛ Isak so na wɔnam bɛkan wʼasefo. 13Mɛma afenaa no babarima Ismael no nso asefo ayɛ ɔman kɛse, efisɛ ɔno nso yɛ wʼaseni.”

14Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham faa aduan ne nsu a egu aboa nhoma mu de maa Hagar. Ɔde aduan no ne nsu no sisii Hagar mmati so, ka kyerɛɛ ɔne ne ba Ismael no se wɔnkɔ. Ofii hɔ kokyinkyin Beer-Seba sare so a na onhu baabi a ɔrekɔ.

15Nsu a ɛwɔ aboa nhoma no mu sae no, ɔde ne babarima no kohintaw wura no mu baabi. 16Na ɔkɔtenaa akyiri baabi a wotow ɔbo a ɛbɛtɔ, kae se, “Merentumi nhwɛ sɛ abarimaa no bewu.” Na bere a Hagar te hɔ saa no, ofii ase sui.

17Onyankopɔn tee sɛ abarimaa no resu. Onyankopɔn bɔfo fi ɔsoro frɛɛ Hagar bisaa no se, “Hagar! Ɛyɛ dɛn? Nsuro, efisɛ Onyankopɔn ate abarimaa no su wɔ faako a ɔda no. 18Ma abarimaa no so, efisɛ mɛma no ayɛ ɔman kɛse.”

19Na Onyankopɔn buee Hagar ani ma ohuu asubura bi. Ɔde aboa nhoma no kɔsaw nsu ma, na ɔmaa abarimaa no bi nomee.

20Onyankopɔn adom nti, abarimaa no nyinii. Ɔtenaa sare no so huu agyantow yiye. 21Bere a ɔte Paran sare so no, ne na kɔfaa ɔbea fi Misraim asase so de no brɛɛ no aware.

Abraham Ne Abimelek Apam

22Saa bere no mu, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne sahene Pikol baa Abraham nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Biribiara a woyɛ no, Onyankopɔn ka wo ho. 23Enti afei, di nsew ka ntam wɔ Onyankopɔn anim kyerɛ me wɔ ha se, worentwa me mma anaa mʼasefo nkontompo. Saa ayamye a mayɛ wo no, saa ara na fa yɛ me ne ɔman a wote so sɛ ɔnanani no.”

24Abraham penee so se, “Meka saa ntam no!”

25Na Abraham de asubura bi a Abimelek nkoa de anuɔden afa no ho asɛm kɔtoo Abimelek anim. 26Nanso Abimelek kae se, “Minnim onipa ko a ɔyɛɛ saa ade no. Woammɔ me ho amanneɛ. Nnɛ na mate saa asɛm yi.”

27Enti Abraham de nguan ne anantwi brɛɛ Abimelek. Na mmarima baanu yi de yɛɛ apam. 28Abraham yii nguantenmma abere ason fii nguankuw no mu gyinaa nkyɛn, 29na Abimelek bisaa Abraham se, “Nguantenmma abere ason a woayi wɔn agyina nkyɛn yi ase kyerɛ dɛn?”

30Abraham buae se, “Ne nkyerɛase ara ne sɛ, ɛyɛ akyɛde a mede rema wo de adi adanse sɛ, me na mituu saa abura yi.”

31Efi saa bere no rekɔ no, wɔfrɛɛ saa abura no Beer-Seba, a ase ne Ntanka Abura, efisɛ ɛhɔ na wɔn baanu yɛɛ apam no.

32Wɔyɛɛ apam no wiee wɔ Beer-Seba no, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne Sahene Pikol san kɔɔ Filistifo asase so. 33Abraham nso duaa dua bi a wɔfrɛ no asantɛw wɔ abura no ho wɔ Beer-Seba. Ɛhɔ na na ɔsom Awurade teasefo no daa. 34Abraham tenaa Filistifo asase no so sɛ ɔnanani nna bebree.