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.

New American Standard Bible
When the water in the skin was used up, 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.

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

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

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

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

International Standard Version
Eventually, the water in the leather bottle ran out, so she placed the child 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 Heart English Bible
The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the water in the container was gone, she put the boy 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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under a tree.

King James 2000 Bible
And the water was used up in the skin, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child 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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

was gone,
וַיִּכְל֥וּ (way·yiḵ·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

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

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

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

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