Genesis 16:9
New International Version
Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her."

New Living Translation
The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority."

English Standard Version
The angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her.”

Berean Study Bible
So the Angel of the LORD told her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her authority.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."

King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Christian Standard Bible
The angel of the LORD said to her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her authority."

Contemporary English Version
The angel said, "Go back to Sarai and be her slave.

Good News Translation
He said, "Go back to her and be her slave."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, "You must go back to your mistress and submit to her mistreatment."

International Standard Version
The angel of the LORD told her, "You must go back to your mistress and submit to her authority."

NET Bible
Then the LORD's angel said to her, "Return to your mistress and submit to her authority.

New Heart English Bible
The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Messenger of the LORD said to her, "Go back to your owner, and place yourself under her authority."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the angel of the LORD said unto her: 'Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hands.

King James 2000 Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

American King James Version
And the angel of the LORD said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

American Standard Version
And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the angel of the Lord said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel of the Lord said to her: Return to thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

English Revised Version
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel of the LORD said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Turn back unto thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hands;'
Study Bible
The Birth of Ishmael
8“Hagar, servant of Sarai,” He said, “where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I am running away from my mistress Sarai,” she replied. 9So the Angel of the LORD told her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her authority.” 10Then the Angel added, “I will greatly multiply your offspring so that they will be too numerous to count.”…
Cross References
Genesis 16:6
"Here," said Abram, "your servant is in your hands. Do whatever you want with her." Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she fled from her.

Genesis 16:8
"Hagar, servant of Sarai," He said, "where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I am running away from my mistress Sarai," she replied.

Genesis 16:10
Then the Angel added, "I will greatly multiply your offspring so that they will be too numerous to count."

Treasury of Scripture

And the angel of the LORD said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

submit.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

Ephesians 5:21
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 6:5,6
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; …







Lexicon
So the Angel
מַלְאַ֣ךְ (mal·’aḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

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

told
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

her,
לָהּ֙ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

“Return
שׁ֖וּבִי (šū·ḇî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

your mistress
גְּבִרְתֵּ֑ךְ (gə·ḇir·têḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1404: Lady, queen, mistress

and submit
וְהִתְעַנִּ֖י (wə·hiṯ·‘an·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

to her authority.”
תַּ֥חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of
(9) Submit thyself.--Heb., humble thyself. It is the verb translated dealt hardly in Genesis 16:6. The angel therefore commands her to take the position which Sarai was forcing upon her; and by so doing proves to us that there had been no personal maltreatment. Commentators have taken this notion, not from the Hebrew, but from the English Version.

Verse 9. - And the angel of the Lord said unto her - as Paul afterwards practically said to Onesimus, the runaway slave of Philemon (vide Philippians 12) - return to thy mistress, and submit thyself - the verb here employed is the same as that, which the historian uses to describe Sarah s conduct towards her (Ver. 6); its meaning obviously is that she should meekly resign herself to the ungracious and oppressive treatment of her mistress - under her hands. 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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