New American Standard Bible
So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
King James Bible
And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
Darby Bible Translation
And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, Jehovah has shut me up, that I do not bear. Go in, I pray thee, to my maidservant: it may be that I shall be built up by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
World English Bible
Sarai said to Abram, "See now, Yahweh has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my handmaid. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
Young's Literal Translation
and Sarai saith unto Abram, 'Lo, I pray thee, Jehovah hath restrained me from bearing, go in, I pray thee, unto my handmaid; perhaps I am built up from her;' and Abram hearkeneth to the voice of Sarai.
Genesis 16:2 Parallel
Library"Thou, God, Seest Me. " --Gen. xvi. 13
"Thou, God, seest me."--Gen. xvi. 13. O God, unseen, but not unknown, Thine eye is ever fix'd on me; I dwell beneath Thy secret throne, Encompass'd by Thy Deity. Throughout this universe of space, To nothing am I long allied, For flight of time and change of place, My strongest, dearest bonds divide. Parents I had, but where are they? Friends whom I knew, I know no more; Companions, once that cheer'd my way, Have dropp'd behind or gone before. Now I am one amidst a crowd Of life and action hurrying …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth.
She said, "Here is my maid Bilhah, go in to her that she may bear on my knees, that through her I too may have children."
So she gave him her maid Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her.
Jump to PreviousAbram Bear Bearing Build Builded Children Handmaid Hearkened Hearkeneth Kept Maid Maidservant Obtain Perhaps Please Prevented Restrained Sarai Sar'ai Servant Shut Sleep Voice
Jump to NextAbram Bear Bearing Build Builded Children Handmaid Hearkened Hearkeneth Kept Maid Maidservant Obtain Perhaps Please Prevented Restrained Sarai Sar'ai Servant Shut Sleep Voice
LinksGenesis 16:2 NIV
Genesis 16:2 NLT
Genesis 16:2 ESV
Genesis 16:2 NASB
Genesis 16:2 KJV
Genesis 16:2 Bible Apps
Genesis 16:2 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 16:2 Chinese Bible
Genesis 16:2 French Bible
Genesis 16:2 German Bible
Genesis 16:2 Commentaries