Hagar and Ishmael
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Roles ratification continue Abrams wife Sarai had not been able to have any children. But she owned a young Egyptian slave woman named Hagar, and Sarai said to Abram, The Lord has not given me any children. Sleep with my slave, and if she has a child, it will be mine. Abram agreed, and Sarai gave him Hagar to be his wife. This happened after Abram had lived in the land of Canaan for
ten years. 4 Later, when Hagar knew she was going to have a baby, she became proud and was hateful to Sarai.
Then Sarai said to Abram, Its all your fault! I gave you my slave woman, but she has been hateful to me ever since she found out she was pregnant. You have done me wrong, and you will have to answer to the Lord for this. Abram said, All right!
Shes your slave, and you can do whatever you want with her.
But Sarai began treating Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away. Roles Ratification Continue.
Hagar stopped to rest at a spring in the desert on the road to Shur. While she was there, the angel of the Lord came to her and asked, Hagar, where have you come from, and where are you going? She answered, Im running away from Sarai, my owner. The angel said, Go back to Sarai and be her slave. Roles Ratification Continue.
I will give you a son, who will be called Ishmael, because I have heard your cry for help. And later I will give you so many descendants that no one will be able to count them all. But
your son will live far
from his relatives; he will be like a wild donkey, fighting everyone, and everyone fighting him. Hagar thought, Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it? So from then on she called him, The God Who Sees Me..
Thats why people call the well between Kadesh and Bered, The Well of the Living One Who Sees Me. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave birth to their son, and he named him Ishmael. Genesis 16:1-16
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