Genesis 16:13
New International Version
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."

New Living Translation
Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the LORD, who had spoken to her. She said, "You are the God who sees me." She also said, "Have I truly seen the One who sees me?"

English Standard Version
So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

Berean Study Bible
So Hagar gave this name to the LORD who had spoken to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “Here I have seen the One who sees me!”

New American Standard Bible
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"

King James Bible
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

Christian Standard Bible
So she named the LORD who spoke to her: "You are El-roi," for she said, "In this place, have I actually seen the one who sees me?"

Contemporary English Version
Hagar thought, "Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it?" So from then on she called him, "The God Who Sees Me."

Good News Translation
Hagar asked herself, "Have I really seen God and lived to tell about it?" So she called the LORD, who had spoken to her, "A God Who Sees."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So she called the LORD who spoke to her: The God Who Sees, for she said, "In this place, have I actually seen the One who sees me?"

International Standard Version
So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are 'God who sees,' because I have truly seen the one who looks after me."

NET Bible
So Hagar named the LORD who spoke to her, "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "Here I have seen one who sees me!"

New Heart English Bible
She called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hagar named the LORD, who had been speaking to her, "You Are the God Who Watches Over Me." She said, "This is the place where I watched [the one] who watches over me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she called the name of the LORD that spoke unto her, Thou art a God of seeing; for she said: 'Have I even here seen Him that seeth Me?'

New American Standard 1977
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “Thou art a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she called the name of the LORD that spoke unto her, Thou God that is seen: for she said, Have I not also here seen the back of him that sees me?

King James 2000 Bible
And she called the name of the LORD that spoke unto her, You God, see me: for she said, Have I also here seen him that sees me?

American King James Version
And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?

American Standard Version
And she called the name of Jehovah that spake unto her, Thou art a God that seeth: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she called the name of the Lord God who spoke to her, Thou art God who seest me; for she said, For I have openly seen him that appeared to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, Thou art the God who reveals himself, for she said, Also here have I seen after he has revealed himself.

English Revised Version
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou art a God that seeth: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me?

Webster's Bible Translation
And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

World English Bible
She called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?"

Young's Literal Translation
And she calleth the name of Jehovah who is speaking unto her, 'Thou art, O God, my beholder;' for she said, 'Even here have I looked behind my beholder?'
Study Bible
The Birth of Ishmael
12He will be a wild donkey of a man, and his hand will be against everyone, and everyone’s hand against him; he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” 13So Hagar gave this name to the LORD who had spoken to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “Here I have seen the One who sees me!” 14Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi. It is located between Kadesh and Bered.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:30
So Jacob named the place Peniel, saying, "Indeed, I have seen God face to face, and yet my life was spared."

Exodus 24:11
But God did not lay His hand on the nobles of Israel; they saw Him, and they ate and drank.

Psalm 139:1
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Treasury of Scripture

And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?

called.

Genesis 16:7,9,10
And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur…

Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Genesis 28:17,19
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven…

Thou.

Genesis 32:30
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Exodus 33:18-23
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory…

Exodus 34:5-7
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD…

him that.

Genesis 31:42
Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.







Lexicon
So [Hagar] gave
וַתִּקְרָ֤א (wat·tiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

this name
שֵׁם־ (šêm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

to the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

who had spoken
הַדֹּבֵ֣ר (had·dō·ḇêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to her:
אֵלֶ֔יהָ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“You are
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

the God
אֵ֣ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

who sees me,”
רֳאִ֑י (ro·’î)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7210: Looking, seeing, sight

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

she said,
אָֽמְרָ֗ה (’ā·mə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Here
הֲלֹ֛ם (hă·lōm)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1988: Hith-er

I have
הֲגַ֥ם (hă·ḡam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

seen
רָאִ֖יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the One who sees me!”
רֹאִֽי׃ (rō·’î)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see
(13) Thou God seest me.--Heb., Thou art El Boi, that is, a God of seeing. Not as Onkelos paraphrases it, "Thou art a God that sees all things," but "Thou art a God that permits Himself to be seen." For so Hagar proceeds herself to explain the name, Do not I still see after seeing? With all the love of an Oriental for dark sayings, Hagar plays upon the word "ro�," but her meaning is plain: "Do I not see, and therefore am alive, and not even blinded, nor bereft of sense and reason, though I have seen God."

Verse 13. - And she called the name - not invoked the name (Chaldee, Lapide), though occasionally קָרָא שֵׁם has the same import as קָרָא בִשֵׁס (vide Deuteronomy 32:3) - of the Lord - Jehovah, thus identifying the Ma-leach Jehovah with Jehovah himself - that spake unto her, Thou God asset me. Literally, Thou (art) El-Roi, a God of seeing, meaning either the God of my vision, i.e. the God who revealest thyself in vision (Gesenius, Furst, Le Clerc, Dathe, Rosenmüller, Keil, Kalisch, Murphy), or, though less correctly, the God who sees all things, and therefore me (LXX., Vulgate, Calvin, Ainsworth; Candlish, Hofmann, Baumgarten, Delitzsch, Wordsworth). For she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? Literally, Have I also hitherto seen? i.e. Do I also still live after the vision? (Onkelos,. Gesenius, Furst, Keil, Kalisch, Rosenmüller, Murphy). 16:7-16 Hagar was out of her place, and out of the way of her duty, and going further astray, when the Angel found her. It is a great mercy to be stopped in a sinful way, either by conscience or by providence. Whence comest thou? Consider that thou art running from duty, and the privileges thou wast blest with in Abram's tent. It is good to live in a religious family, which those ought to consider who have this advantage. Whither wilt thou go? Thou art running into sin; if Hagar return to Egypt, she will return to idol gods, and into danger in the wilderness through which she must travel. Recollecting who we are, would often teach us our duty. Inquiring whence we came, would show us our sin and folly. Considering whither we shall go, discovers our danger and misery. And those who leave their space and duty, must hasten their return, how mortifying soever it be. The declaration of the Angel, I will, shows this Angel was the eternal Word and Son of God. Hagar could not but admire the Lord's mercy, and feel, Have I, who am so unworthy, been favoured with a gracious visit from the Lord? She was brought to a better temper, returned, and by her behaviour softened Sarai, and received more gentle treatment. Would that we were always suitably impressed with this thought, Thou God seest me!
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