Genesis 21:15
New International Version
When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes.

New Living Translation
When the water was gone, she put the boy in the shade of a bush.

English Standard Version
When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes.

Berean Study Bible
When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes.

King James Bible
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

New King James Version
And the water in the skin was used up, and she placed the boy under one of the shrubs.

New American Standard Bible
When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.

NASB 1995
When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.

NASB 1977
And the water in the skin was used up, and she left the boy under one of the bushes.

Amplified Bible
When the water in the skin was all gone, Hagar abandoned the boy under one of the bushes.

Christian Standard Bible
When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes.

American Standard Version
And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the waters from the skin were finished and she laid the boy under one of the shrubs.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the water failed out of the skin, and she cast the child under a fir tree.

Contemporary English Version
and after they had run out of water, Hagar put her son under a bush.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the water in the bottle was spent, she cast the boy under one of the trees that were there.

Good News Translation
When the water was all gone, she left the child under a bush

International Standard Version
Eventually, the water in the leather bottle ran out, so she placed the child under one of the bushes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

Literal Standard Version
and the water is consumed from the bottle, and she places the boy under one of the shrubs.

New American Bible
the water in the skin was used up. So she put the child down under one of the bushes,

NET Bible
When the water in the skin was gone, she shoved the child under one of the shrubs.

New Revised Standard Version
When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the child under one of the bushes.

New Heart English Bible
The water in the skin was gone, and she shoved the boy under one of the shrubs.

World English Bible
The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

Young's Literal Translation
and the water is consumed from the bottle, and she placeth the lad under one of the shrubs.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sarah Turns Against Hagar
14Early in the morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a skin of water, put them on Hagar’s shoulders, and sent her away with the boy. She left and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba. 15When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes. 16Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I cannot bear to watch the boy die!” And as she sat nearby, she lifted up her voice and wept.…

Cross References
Genesis 21:14
Early in the morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a skin of water, put them on Hagar's shoulders, and sent her away with the boy. She left and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.

Genesis 21:16
Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, "I cannot bear to watch the boy die!" And as she sat nearby, she lifted up her voice and wept.

1 Kings 17:12
But she replied, "As surely as the LORD your God lives, I have no bread--only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. Look, I am gathering a couple of sticks to take home and prepare a meal for myself and my son, so that we may eat it and die."


Treasury of Scripture

And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

the water.

Genesis 21:14
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Exodus 15:22-25
So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water…

Exodus 17:1-3
And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink…

and she cast the child.











(15) She cast the child under one of the shrubs.--The act was one of despair. Ishmael, though seventeen years of age, had not yet come to his strength, and at a time when human life was so prolonged that forty was the usual age for marriage, was probably not as capable of bearing fatigue as a young man nearly grown up would be in our days. He thus became exhausted, and apparently fainted; and his mother, after trying in vain to support him, cast him down in anguish, and abandoned herself to her grief.

Verse 15. - And the water was spent in (literally, from) the bottle, - so that the wanderers became exhausted, and were in danger of fainting through thirst - and she cast the child - a translation which certainly conveys an erroneous impression, first of Ishmael, who was not an infant, but a grown lad (vide supra, Ver. 14), and secondly of Ishmael's mother, whom it represents as acting with violence, if not with inhumanity; whereas the sense probably is that, having, as long as her rapidly diminishing strength permitted, supported her fainting son, she at length suddenly, through feebleness, released his nerveless hand as he fell, and in despair, finding herself unable to give him further assistance, left him, as she believed, to die where he had flung himself in his intolerable anguish - under one of the shrubs.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the water
הַמַּ֖יִם (ham·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

in
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the skin
הַחֵ֑מֶת (ha·ḥê·meṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2573: A skin bottle

was gone,
וַיִּכְל֥וּ (way·yiḵ·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

she left
וַתַּשְׁלֵ֣ךְ (wat·taš·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

the boy
הַיֶּ֔לֶד (hay·ye·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

under
תַּ֖חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

one
אַחַ֥ד (’a·ḥaḏ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 259: United, one, first

of the bushes.
הַשִּׂיחִֽם׃ (haś·śî·ḥim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7880: A bush, shrub, plant


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