Genesis 16:4

“And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he went in vnto Hagar, and she conceiued: And when shee saw that shee had conceiued, her mistresse was despised in her eyes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he went in to Hagar and she became with child, and when she saw that she was with child, she no longer had any respect for her master's wife.
- Basic English Bible

And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was lightly esteemed in her eyes.
- Darby Bible

And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
- Webster's Bible

He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
- World English Bible

and he goeth in unto Hagar, and she conceiveth, and she seeth that she hath conceived, and her mistress is lightly esteemed in her eyes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 16:4


16:4 We have here the ill consequences of Abram's marriage to Hagar: a deal of mischief it made presently. Hagar no sooner perceives herself with child, but she looks scornfully upon her mistress; upbraids her perhaps with her barrenness, and insults over her. Sarai falls upon Abram, and very unjustly charges him with the injury, suspecting that he countenanced Hagar's insolence: and as one not willing to hear what Abram had to say she rashly appeals to God. The Lord judge between me and thee, as if Abram had refused to right her. When passion is upon the throne, reason is out of doors, and is neither heard nor spoken. Those are not always in the right that are most forward in appealing to God. Rash and bold imprecations are commonly evidences of guilt and a bad cause.


Discussion for Genesis 16

  • Grant
    Thank God this website exists because there are no other things on the internet that are holy, except for other similar websites.
  • Felicia
    Verse 13
    Whatever name we would choose to give God would say as much about our need as it would about the character of God. It is through our need that we experience God in our deepest way. God watches over what He created. Hagar discovered that in the desert. We need a gentle reminder also. God does see us! Thank you Father for your unfailing love for the world you created and for me also.
  • David Price
    Man thougths are not God thoughts, so I say unto you wait on the Lord, wait on the Lord!!!
  • Lanita
    The best chapter to praise the lord!
  • Lanita
    I love this chapter! It is the best chapter!
  • Valerie
    yes sometimes we do things without thinking an waiting on GOD to bring us out, then when reality hits us we want to cry out to the LORD for help when we was to listen to HIS voice, yes i done somethings i wish i can go back an erase but i just ask my GOD for forgiveness an turn away from the sin i committed.am so glad that HE dont give us what our deserve for our sins, AMEN.

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