New American Standard Bible
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.
King James Bible
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is written that Abraham had two sons; one of the maid servant, and one of the free woman.
World English Bible
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the free woman.
Young's Literal Translation
for it hath been written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the maid-servant, and one by the free-woman,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For it is written - Genesis 16; 21.
Abraham had two sons - Ishmael and Isaac. Abraham subsequently had several sons by Keturah after the death of Sarah; Genesis 26:1-6. But the two sons by Hagar and Sarah were the most prominent, and the events of their lives furnished the particular illustration which Paul desired.
The one by a bond-maid - Ishmael, the son of Hagar. Hagar was an Egyptian slave, whom Sarah gave to Abraham in order that he might not be wholly without posterity; Genesis 16:3.
The other by a free woman - Isaac, the son of Sarah; Genesis 21:1-2.
LibraryThe Allegories of Sarah and Hagar
We shall attempt this morning to teach you something of the allegories of Sarah and Hagar, that you may thereby better understand the essential difference between the covenants of law and of grace. We shall not go fully into the subject, but shall only give such illustrations of it as the text may furnish us. First, I shall want you to notice the two women, whom Paul uses as types--Hagar and Sarah; then I shall notice the two sons--Ishmael and Isaac; in the third place, I shall notice Ishmael's conduct …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
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So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
But what does the Scripture say? "CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN."
So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.
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