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And Abram said to Sarai, “Look, your servant is under your authority.[a] Do to her that which is good in your eyes.” And Sarai mistreated her, and she[b] fled from her presence.

Hagar and the Angel of Yahweh

And the angel of Yahweh found her at a spring of water in the wilderness, at the spring by the road of Shur. And he said to Hagar, the servant of Sarai, “From where[c] have you come, and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of Sarai my mistress.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 16:6 Literally “in your hand”
  2. Genesis 16:6 That is, Hagar
  3. Genesis 16:8 Literally “where from this”

“Your slave is in your hands,(A)” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated(B) Hagar; so she fled from her.

The angel of the Lord(C) found Hagar near a spring(D) in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.(E) And he said, “Hagar,(F) slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”(G)

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

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