Genesis 21:15

“And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 21:15

And the water was spent in the bottle, and shee cast the child vnder one of the shrubs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when all the water in the skin was used up, she put the child down under a tree.
- Basic English Bible

And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,
- Darby Bible

And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
- Webster's Bible

The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
- World English Bible

and the water is consumed from the bottle, and she placeth the lad under one of the shrubs.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 21:15

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 21:15


21:13 The casting out of Ishmael was not his ruin. He shall be a nation because he is thy seed - We are not sure that it was his eternal ruin. It is presumption to say, that all these who are left out of the external dispensation of God's covenant are excluded from all his mercies. Those may be saved who are not thus honoured.

21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning - We may suppose immediately after he had in the night - visions received orders to do this.

21:17 God heard the voice of the lad - We read not of a word be said; but his sighs and groans, cried loud in the ears of the God of mercy. An angel was sent to comfort Hagar, who assures her, God has heard the voice of the lad where he is - Though he be in the wilderness; for wherever we are, there is a way open heavenwards; therefore lift up the lad, and hold him in thy hand - God's readiness to help us when we are in trouble must not slacken, but quicken our endeavours to help ourselves. He repeats the promise concerning her son, that he should be a great nation, as a reason why she should bestir herself to help him.


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