:B:1 Yahweh was kind to Sarah as he had said, and fulfilled his promise to her.2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time Yahweh had promised. 3Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son that Sarah bore him 4and circumcised him when he was eight days old, as Yahweh had commanded. 5Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 Sarah said, God has brought me laughter and everyone who hears of this will laugh with me. 7 She added, Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have given birth to a son for him in his old age.
Abraham dismisses Hagar
:B:8 The child grew and on the day Isaac was weaned, Abraham held a great feast. 9 Sarah saw the child that Hagar, the Egyptian had borne to Abraham, mocking her son 10 and she said to Abraham, Send this slave girl and her son away
11 This matter distressed Abraham be cause it concerned his son, 12 but God said to him, Dont be worried about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to Sarah and do whatever she says, because the race which is called by your name will spring from Isaac. 13 But from the son of your servant I will also form a nation, for he too is your offspring.
14 Abraham rose early next morning and gave bread and a skin bag of water to Hagar. He put the child on her back and sent her away. She went off and wandered in the desert of Beersheba. 15 When there was no more water in the skin, she pushed the boy under one of the bushes, 16 and then went and sat down about a hundred yards away, for she thought, I cannot bear to see my son die.
16 But as she sat there, the child began to wail. 17 God heard him and the Angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said, What is the matter, Hagar? Dont be afraid. God has heard the boy crying. 18 Get up, pick the boy up and hold him safely, for I will make him into a great nation. 19 God then opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. She went and filled the skin and gave the boy a drink.
20 God was with the boy. He grew up and made his home in the wilder ness and became an expert archer.
21 He lived in the desert of Paran and his mother chose a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
22 At that time Abimelech came with Phi col, the commander of his army, to speak to Abraham, God is with you in everything you do
25 Then Abraham complained to Abi melech about a well that Abimelechs servants had seized. 26 Abimelech said, I dont know who has done this