1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children; and she had an Egyptian female servant, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said to Abram, Because Jehovah has prevented me from bearing, please go in to my female servant; perhaps I will obtain children by her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
3 So after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her female servant, and gave her to Abram her husband to be a wife.
4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said to Abram, May the wrong done to me be upon you. I gave my female servant into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. May Jehovah judge between me and you.
6 And Abram said to Sarai, Your female servant is now in your hand; do to her what is good in your eyes. So Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from before her.
7 And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
8 And He said, Hagar, Sarai's female servant, where did you come from and where are you going? And she said, I am fleeing from before my mistress Sarai.
9 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.
10 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, I will greatly multiply your seed so that it will not be counted for multitude.
11 And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, You have now conceived And will bear a son, And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because Jehovah has heard of your affliction.
12 And he will be a wild ass of a man; His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand, against him; And he will settle down opposite all his brothers.
13 And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, You are a God who reveals Himself, for she said, Do I even remain here after He has revealed Himself to me?
14 Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; there it is, between Kadesh and Bered.
15 And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.