Genesis 21:19
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New International Version
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

New Living Translation
Then God opened Hagar's eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.

English Standard Version
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

New American Standard Bible
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.

King James Bible
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the waterskin and gave the boy a drink.

International Standard Version
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went, filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink.

NET Bible
Then God enabled Hagar to see a well of water. She went over and filled the skin with water, and then gave the boy a drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God opened her eyes. Then she saw a well. She filled the container with water and gave the boy a drink.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink.

King James 2000 Bible
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the lad a drink.

American King James Version
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

American Standard Version
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God opened her eyes: and she saw a well of water, and went and filled the bottle, and gave the boy to drink.

Darby Bible Translation
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the flask with water, and gave the lad drink.

English Revised Version
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water: and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

World English Bible
God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.

Young's Literal Translation
And God openeth her eyes, and she seeth a well of water, and she goeth and filleth the bottle with water, and causeth the youth to drink;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

21:14-21 If Hagar and Ishmael had behaved well in Abraham's family, they might have continued there; but they were justly punished. By abusing privileges, we forfeit them. Those who know not when they are well off, will be made to know the worth of mercies by the want of them. They were brought to distress in the wilderness. It is not said that the provisions were spent, or that Abraham sent them away without money. But the water was spent; and having lost their way, in that hot climate Ishmael was soon overcome with fatigue and thirst. God's readiness to help us when we are in trouble, must not slacken, but quicken our endeavours to help ourselves. The promise concerning her son is repeated, as a reason why Hagar should bestir herself to help him. It should engage our care and pains about children and young people, to consider that we know not what great use God has designed them for, and may make of them. The angel directs her to a present supply. Many who have reason to be comforted, go mourning from day to day, because they do not see the reason they have for comfort. There is a well of water near them in the covenant of grace, but they are not aware of it, till the same God that opened their eyes to see their wound, opens them to see their remedy. Paran was a wild place, fit for a wild man; such as Ishmael. Those who are born after the flesh, take up with the wilderness of this world, while the children of the promise aim at the heavenly Canaan, and cannot be at rest till they are there. Yet God was with the lad; his outward welfare was owing to this.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - And God opened her eyes. Not necessarily by miraculous operation; perhaps simply by providentially guiding her search for water, after the administered consolation had revived her spirit and roused her energies. And she saw a well of water, בְּאֵר מַיִם, as distinguished from בּור, a pit or cistern, meant a fountain or spring of living water (cf. Genesis 24:11, 20; Genesis 26:19, 20, 21). It had not been previously observed by Hagar, either because of her mental agitation (dolors quasi caeca. Rosenmüller), or because, as was customary, the mouth of the well was covered - and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink - which was certainly the first of the youth s necessities, being needful to the preservation of his life and the reviving of his spirits.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water,.... Which she saw not before; not that she was really blind and had her eyes opened, or her sight restored, but they might be holden or restrained by the providence of God, that she should not see it before; or, through inattention and distraction of mind, might not observe it; or her eyes might be swelled with weeping and crying, that she saw it not; though it is not improbable that this well was not in being before, but was immediately produced by the power of God, who when he pleases can open mountains in the midst of the valleys, and make the wilderness a pool of water, Isaiah 41:18, the Jewish writers (k) say, it was created between the two evenings, that is, on the evening of the seventh day of the creation. Happy are those whose eyes are opened, by the Spirit and grace of God, to see the well of living water, the fountain and fulness of grace that is in Christ, where thirsty souls may come and drink and take their fill.

And she went and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad to drink; with which he was refreshed and recovered from his fainting, and was restored to health again.

(k) Pirke Eliezer, ut supra. (c. 30.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. God opened her eyes—Had she forgotten the promise (Ge 16:11)? Whether she looked to God or not, He regarded her and directed her to a fountain close beside her, but probably hid amid brushwood, by the waters of which her almost expiring son was revived.

Genesis 21:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sarah Turns against Hagar
18"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him." 19Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink. 20God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer.…
Cross References
Genesis 16:7
The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.

Genesis 16:14
That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

Numbers 22:31
Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.

2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
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And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Numbers 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of …

2 Kings 6:17-20 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that …

Isaiah 35:5,6 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf …

Luke 24:16-31 But their eyes were held that they should not know him…

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