Genesis 16:1
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New International Version
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar;

New Living Translation
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar.

English Standard Version
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar.

New American Standard Bible
Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

King James Bible
Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abram's wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar.

International Standard Version
Now Abram's wife Sarai had not borne a child for him. She had an Egyptian servant girl whose name was Hagar.

NET Bible
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had not given birth to any children, but she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sarai, Abram's wife, was not able to have children. She owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children; and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

New American Standard 1977
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children; and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

American King James Version
Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

American Standard Version
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Sarai the wife of Abram, had brought forth no children; having a handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar,

Darby Bible Translation
And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him [children]. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.

English Revised Version
Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

World English Bible
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Young's Literal Translation
And Sarai, Abram's wife, hath not borne to him, and she hath an handmaid, an Egyptian, and her name is Hagar;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:1-3 Sarai, no longer expecting to have children herself, proposed to Abram to take another wife, whose children she might; her slave, whose children would be her property. This was done without asking counsel of the Lord. Unbelief worked, God's almighty power was forgotten. It was a bad example, and a source of manifold uneasiness. In every relation and situation in life there is some cross for us to bear: much of the exercise of faith consists in patiently submitting, in waiting the Lord's time, and using only those means which he appoints for the removal of the cross. Foul temptations may have very fair pretences, and be coloured with that which is very plausible. Fleshly wisdom puts us out of God's way. This would not be the case, if we would ask counsel of God by his word and by prayer, before we attempt that which is doubtful.
Study Bible
Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael
1Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. 2So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.…
Cross References
Genesis 11:30
Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Genesis 12:16
Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.

Genesis 15:21
and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite."

Genesis 21:9
Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

1 Samuel 1:5
but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.
Treasury of Scripture

Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

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Genesis 15:2,3 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, …

Genesis 21:10,12 Why she said to Abraham, Cast out this female slave and her son: …

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: …

Judges 13:2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, …

Luke 1:7,36 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they …

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Genesis 12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, …

Genesis 21:9,21 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born to …

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Galatians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the …

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