Genesis 21:19
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.

Berean Study Bible
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.

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.

New King James 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 lad 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 boy a drink.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the [empty] skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of waters and she went and filled the skin with water and gave drink to the boy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of springing water; and she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the child drink.

Contemporary English Version
Then God let her see a well. So she went to the well and filled the skin with water, then gave some to her son.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well. She went and filled the leather bag with water and gave some to the boy.

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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
And God opens her eyes, and she sees a well of water, and she goes and fills the bottle [with] water, and causes the youth to 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.

New Heart English Bible
God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sarah Turns Against Hagar
18Get up, lift up the boy, and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” 19Then 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. 20And God was with the boy, and he grew up and settled in the wilderness and became a great archer.…

Cross References
Genesis 16:7
Now the angel of the LORD found Hagar by a spring of water in the desert--the spring along the road to Shur.

Genesis 16:14
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi. It is located 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 a drawn sword in his hand. And Balaam bowed low and fell facedown.

2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed, "O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the hills were full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.


Treasury of Scripture

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 the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

2 Kings 6:17-20
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha…

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









(19) A well of water.--Not a cistern, but a spring of living water. The mirage in the desert so wearies the traveller, that at last he turns in despair from what may be more truthful signs. But after her outburst of grief, Hagar would grow more calm, and, encouraged by the angel's voice, she renews her search, and finds. As Abravanel notices, the well already existed, and was not created for Hagar's use; for God, it is said, opened her eyes, that is, enabled her to see something that indicated the existence of water: trees probably rising round the spring, or some vegetable upgrowth.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then God
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

opened
וַיִּפְקַ֤ח (way·yip̄·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6491: To open, to be observant

her eyes,
עֵינֶ֔יהָ (‘ê·ne·hā)
Noun - cdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

and she saw
וַתֵּ֖רֶא (wat·tê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

a well
בְּאֵ֣ר (bə·’êr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 875: A pit, a well

of water.
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

So she went
וַתֵּ֜לֶךְ (wat·tê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and filled
וַתְּמַלֵּ֤א (wat·tə·mal·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

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

and gave the boy
הַנָּֽעַר׃ (han·nā·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

a drink.
וַתַּ֖שְׁקְ (wat·tašq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to


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