Genesis 21:11

“And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the thing was very grieuous in Abrahams sight, because of his sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this was a great grief to Abraham because of his son.
- Basic English Bible

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
- Darby Bible

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son.
- Webster's Bible

The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
- World English Bible

And the thing is very wrong in the eyes of Abraham, for his son's sake;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 21:11


21:11 The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight - it grieved him that Ishmael had given such provocation. And still more that Sarah insisted upon such a punishment.


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