New American Standard Bible
Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Young's Literal Translation
And a messenger of Jehovah findeth her by the fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The angel of the Lord either represents the Lord, or presents the Lord in angelic form. The Lord manifests himself to Hagar seemingly on account of her relationship to Abram, but in the more distant form of angelic visitation. She herself appears to be a believer in God. The spring of water is a place of refreshment on her journey. She is on the way to Shur, which was before Mizraim as thou goest rewards Asshur Genesis 25:18, and therefore fleeing to Egypt, her native land. The angel of the Lord interrogates her, and requires her to return to her mistress, and humble herself under her hands.
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Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
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.
But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I will give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
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