Genesis 21:18

“Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 21:18

Arise, lift vp the lad, and hold him in thine hand: for I will make him a great nation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thy hand. For I will make him a great nation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Come, take your child in your arms, for I will make of him a great nation.
- Basic English Bible

Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of him a great nation.
- Darby Bible

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thy hand: for I will make him a great nation.
- Webster's Bible

Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."
- World English Bible

rise, lift up the youth, and lay hold on him with thy hand, for for a great nation I set him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him fast by thy hand; for I will make him a great nation.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 21:18

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 21:18


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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