THE MOCKING BROTHER

 

Genesis 21:8-20

8 And 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. 10 Wherefore 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. 11 And 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. 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make 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, and sent

her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of

Beersheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast

the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And 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. 17 And 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]. 18 Arise, lift

up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a

great nation. 19 And 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. 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and

dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer._


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