The Old Testament - THE EXPULSION OF HAGAR - by Gustave Dore - 009th.jpg (28K)

And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord didunto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bareAbraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God hadspoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son that wasborn unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. And Abrahamcircumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God hadcommanded him. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his sonIsaac was born unto him.

And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all thathear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have said untoAbraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I haveborn him a son in his old age. And the child grew, and wasweaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaacwas weaned.

And Sarah, saw the son of Hagar, the Egyptian, which she hadborn unto Abraham, mocking. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Castout this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this, bondwomanshall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because ofhis son. And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thysight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in allthat Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for inIsaac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of thebondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, anda bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on hershoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, andwandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.—Genesis xxi, 1-14.

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