Genesis 16:15

“And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 16:15

And Hagar bare Abram a sonne: and Abram called his sonnes name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Hagar gave birth to a child, the son of Abram, to whom Abram gave the name of Ishmael.
- Basic English Bible

And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
- Darby Bible

And Hagar bore Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bore, Ishmael.
- Webster's Bible

Hagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
- World English Bible

And Hagar beareth to Abram a son; and Abram calleth the name of his son, whom Hagar hath borne, Ishmael;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 16:15

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 16:15


16:13 And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her - That is, thus she made confession of his name, Thou God seest me - This should be with her, his name for ever, and this his memorial, by which she will know him, and remember him while she lives, Thou God seest me. Thou seest my sorrow and affliction. This Hagar especially refers to: when we have brought ourselves into distress by our own folly, yet God has not forsaken us. Thou seest the sincerity of my repentance. Thou seest me, if in any instance I depart from thee. This thought should always restrain us from sin, and excite us to duty, Thou God seest me. Have I here also looked after him that seeth me? - Probably she knew not who it was that talked with her till he was departing, and then looking after him, with a reflexion like that of the two disciples, #Luke 24:31|,32. Here also - Not only in Abram's tent, and at his altar, but here also, in this wilderness: here, where I never expected it, where I was out of the way of my duty?

16:14 The well was called Beer - lahai - roi - The well of him that lives and sees me. 'Tis likely Hagar put this name upon it, and it was retained long after. This was the place where the God of glory manifested the special care he took of a poor woman in distress. Those that are graciously admitted into communion with God, and receive seasonable comforts from him, should tell others what he has done for their souls, that they also may be encouraged to seek him and trust in him.


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