New International Version
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar;
King James Bible
Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Darby Bible Translation
And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him [children]. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.
World English Bible
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Young's Literal Translation
And Sarai, Abram's wife, hath not borne to him, and she hath an handmaid, an Egyptian, and her name is Hagar;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She had a handmaid, an Egyptian - As Hagar was an Egyptian, St. Chrysostom's conjecture is very probable. that she was one of those female slaves which Pharaoh gave to Abram when he sojourned in Egypt; see Genesis 12:16. Her name הגר hagar signifies a stranger or sojourner, and it is likely she got this name in the family of Abram, as the word is pure Hebrew.
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Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites."
But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
1 Samuel 1:5
But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the LORD had closed her womb.
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