Genesis 16:1

“Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now Sarai Abrams wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaide, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no {children,} and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had given him no children; and she had a servant, a woman of Egypt whose name was Hagar.
- Basic English Bible

And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him [children]. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.
- Darby Bible

Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
- Webster's Bible

Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
- World English Bible

And Sarai, Abram's wife, hath not borne to him, and she hath an handmaid, an Egyptian, and her name [is] Hagar;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children; and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 16:1


16:1 We have here the marriage of Abram to Hagar, who was his secondary wife. Herein, though he may be excused, he cannot be justified; for from the beginning it was not so: and when it was so, it seems to have proceeded from an irregular desire to build up their families, for the speedier peopling of the world. But now we must not do so? Christ has reduced this matter to the first institution, and makes the marriage union to be between one man and one woman only.


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