Bible: Gen 16:7-14

16:7 The Lord’s angel 1  found Hagar near a spring of water in the desert – the spring that is along the road to Shur. 2  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 3  my mistress, Sarai.”

16:9 Then the Lord’s angel said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit 4  to her authority. 16:10 I will greatly multiply your descendants,” the Lord’s angel added, 5  “so that they will be too numerous to count.” 6  16:11 Then the Lord’s angel said to her,

“You are now 7  pregnant

and are about to give birth 8  to a son.

You are to name him Ishmael, 9 

for the Lord has heard your painful groans. 10 

16:12 He will be a wild donkey 11  of a man.

He will be hostile to everyone, 12 

and everyone will be hostile to him. 13 

He will live away from 14  his brothers.”

16:13 So Hagar named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees me,” 15  for she said, “Here I have seen one who sees me! 16  16:14 That is why the well was called 17  Beer Lahai Roi. 18  (It is located 19  between Kadesh and Bered.)

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