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1 Nowe the Lord visited Sarah, as he had saide, and did vnto her according as he had promised.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in hisTherefore the miracle was greater.old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called his sonnes name that was borne vnto him, which Sarah bare him, Izhak.

4 Then Abraha circumcised Izhak his sonne, when he was eight dayes olde, as God had commanded him.

5 So Abraham was an hundreth yeere olde, when his sonne Izhak was borne vnto him.

6 Then Sarah said, God hath made me to reioyce: all that heare will reioyce with me.

7 And she said,She accuses herself of ingratitude, that she did not believe the angel.Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born [him] a son in his old age.

8 Then the childe grewe and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Izhak was weaned.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham,He derided God's promise made to Isaac which the apostle calls persecution (Gal_4:29).mocking.

10 Wherefore she saide vnto Abraham, Cast out this bond woman and her sonne: for ye sonne of this bonde woman shall not be heire with my sonne Izhak.

11 And this thing was very grieuous in Abrahams sight, because of his sonne.

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 beThe promised seed will be from Isaac, and not from Ishmael, (Rom_9:7; Heb_11:18).called.

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I makeThe Ishmaelites will come from him.a nation, because he [is] thy seed.

14 And 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, andTrue faith renounces all natural affections to obey God's commandment.sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

15 And when the water of the bottell was spent, she cast the childe vnder a certaine tree.

16 Then she went and sate her ouer against him a farre off about a bowe shoote: for she said, I will not see the death of the child; she sate downe ouer against him, and lift vp her voyce and wept.

17 And GodFor his promise sake made to Abraham; and not because the child had discretion and judgment to pray.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].

18 Arise, take vp the childe, and holde him in thine hand: for I will make of him a great people.

19 And GodUnless God opens our eyes, we can neither see, nor use the means which are before us.opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God wasConcerning outward things God caused him to prosper.with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wildernesse of Paran, and his mother tooke him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 And at that same time Abimelech and Phichol his chief captaine spake vnto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

23 Nowe therefore sweare vnto me here by God, that thou wilt not hurt me, nor my children, nor my childrens children: thou shalt deale with me, and with the countrey, where thou hast bene a stranger, according vnto the kindnesse that I haue shewed thee.

24 And Abraham said, I willSo that it is a lawful thing to take an oath in matters of importance, to justify the truth, and to assure others of our sincerity.swear.

25 And Abraham rebuked Abimelech for a well of water, which Abimelechs seruants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said,Wicked servants do many evils unknown to their masters.I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I [of it], but to day.

27 Then Abraham tooke sheepe and beeues, and gaue them vnto Abimelech: and they two made a couenant.

28 And Abraham set seuen lambes of the flocke by themselues.

29 Then Abimelech said vnto Abraham, What meane these seuen lambes, which thou hast set by themselues?

30 And he answered, Because thou shalt receiue of mine hand these seuen lambes, that it may be a witnes vnto me, that I haue digged this well.

31 Wherefore the place is called Beer-sheba, because there they both sware.

32 Thus they made aThus we see that the godly, concerning outward things may make peace with the wicked that do not know the true God.covenant at Beersheba: 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 Beersheba, andThat is, he worshipped God in all points of true religion.called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham was a stranger in the Philistims land a long season.

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