The Douay-Rheims Bible Genesis 16

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GEN 16:1  Now Sarai the wife of Abram, had brought forth no children; having a handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar,

GEN 16:2  She said to her husband: Behold, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: go in unto my handmaid, it may be I may have children of her at least. And when he agreed to her request,

GEN 16:3  She took Agar the Egyptian her handmaid, ten years after they first dwelt in the land of Chanaan, and gave her to her husband to wife.

GEN 16:4  And he went in to her. But she, perceiving that she was with child, despised her mistress.

GEN 16:5  And Sarai said to Abram: Thou dost unjustly with me: I gave my handmaid into thy bosom, and she perceiving herself to be with child, despiseth me. The Lord judge between me and thee.

GEN 16:6  And Abram made answer, and said to her: Behold thy handmaid is in thy own hand, use her its it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai afflicted her, she ran away.

GEN 16:7  And the angel of the Lord having found her, by a fountain of water in the wilderness, which is in the way to Sur in the desert,

GEN 16:8  He said to her: Agar, handmaid of Sarai, whence comest thou? and whither goest thou? And she answered: I flee from the face of Sarai, my mistress.

GEN 16:9  And the angel of the Lord said to her: Return to thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hand.

GEN 16:10  And again he said: I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.

GEN 16:11  And again: Behold, said he, thou art with child, and thou shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Ismael, because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

GEN 16:12  He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men’s hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.

GEN 16:13  And she called the name of the Lord that spoke unto her: Thou the God who hast seen me. For she said: Verily here have I seen the hinder parts of him that seeth me.

GEN 16:14  Therefore she called that well, The well of him that liveth and seeth me. The same is between Cades and Bared.

GEN 16:15  And Agar brought forth a son to Abram: who called his name Ismael.

GEN 16:16  Abram was fourscore and six years old when Agar brought him forth Ismael.