Genesis 16:9
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New International Version
Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her."

King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Turn back unto thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hands;'

Genesis 16:9 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hagar, Sarai's maid - This mode of address is used to show her that she was known, and to remind her that she was the property of another.

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submit.

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 6:5,6 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart...

Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

1 Peter 2:18-25 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent...

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

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Remember that, ye sons of men, ye are not unregarded; ye do not pass through this world in unseen obscurity. In darkest shades of night eyes glare on you through the gloom. In the brightness of the day angels are spectators of your labours. From heaven there look down upon you spirits who see all that finite beings are capable of beholding. But if we think that thought worth treasuring up, there is one which sums up that and drowns it, even as a drop is lost in the ocean; it is the thought, "Thou
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

The Pioneer's Influence Upon a Nation's Ideals.
ABRAHAM, THE TRADITIONAL FATHER OF HIS RACE.--Gen. 12:1-8; 13:1-13; 16; 18, 19; 21:7; 22:1-19. Parallel Readings. Hist. Bible I, 73-94. Prin of Pol., 160-175. Jehovah said to Abraham, Go forth from thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land that I will show thee, that I may make of thee a great nation; and I will surely bless thee, and make thy name great, so that thou shalt be a blessing, I will also bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will
Charles Foster Kent—The Making of a Nation

Cross References
Genesis 16:6
"Your slave is in your hands," Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.

Genesis 16:8
And he said, "Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.

Genesis 16:10
The angel added, "I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count."

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