The Church at Antioch Commissions Barnabas and Saul
13:1 Now there were these prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch: 1 Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, 2 Lucius the Cyrenian, 3 Manaen (a close friend of Herod 4 the tetrarch 5 from childhood 6 ) and Saul. 13:2 While they were serving 7 the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart 8 for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
16:6 Abram said to Sarai, “Since your 1 servant is under your authority, 2 do to her whatever you think best.” 3 Then Sarai treated Hagar 4 harshly, 5 so she ran away from Sarai. 6
16:7 The Lord’s angel 7 found Hagar near a spring of water in the desert – the spring that is along the road to Shur. 8 16:8 He said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” She replied, “I’m running away from 9 my mistress, Sarai.”
16:9 Then the Lord’s angel said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit 10 to her authority. 16:10 I will greatly multiply your descendants,” the Lord’s angel added, 11 “so that they will be too numerous to count.” 12
Abraham and Abimelech
20:1 Abraham journeyed from there to the Negev 1 region and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he lived as a temporary resident 2 in Gerar,
21:10 So she said to Abraham, “Banish 1 that slave woman and her son, for the son of that slave woman will not be an heir along with my son Isaac!”
21:11 Sarah’s demand displeased Abraham greatly because Ishmael was his son. 2 21:12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not be upset 3 about the boy or your slave wife. Do 4 all that Sarah is telling 5 you because through Isaac your descendants will be counted. 6 21:13 But I will also make the son of the slave wife into a great nation, for he is your descendant too.”
21:14 Early in the morning Abraham took 7 some food 8 and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He put them on her shoulders, gave her the child, 9 and sent her away. So she went wandering 10 aimlessly through the wilderness 11 of Beer Sheba.
22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place “The Lord provides.” 1 It is said to this day, 2 “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.” 3
22:15 The Lord’s angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven 22:16 and said, “‘I solemnly swear by my own name,’ 4 decrees the Lord, 5 ‘that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 22:17 I will indeed bless you, 6 and I will greatly multiply 7 your descendants 8 so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession 9 of the strongholds 10 of their enemies. 22:18 Because you have obeyed me, 11 all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another 12 using the name of your descendants.’”
22:19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set out together 13 for Beer Sheba where Abraham stayed. 14
22:20 After these things Abraham was told, “Milcah 15 also has borne children to your brother Nahor – 22:21 Uz the firstborn, his brother Buz, Kemuel (the father of Aram), 16
26:14 He had 1 so many sheep 2 and cattle 3 and such a great household of servants that the Philistines became jealous 4 of him. 26:15 So the Philistines took dirt and filled up 5 all the wells that his father’s servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham.
26:16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Leave us and go elsewhere, 6 for you have become much more powerful 7 than we are.” 26:17 So Isaac left there and settled in the Gerar Valley. 8 26:18 Isaac reopened 9 the wells that had been dug 10 back in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up 11 after Abraham died. Isaac 12 gave these wells 13 the same names his father had given them. 14
27:23 He did not recognize him because his hands were hairy, like his brother Esau’s hands. So Isaac blessed Jacob. 1 27:24 Then he asked, “Are you really my son Esau?” “I am,” Jacob 2 replied.