Genesis 21:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.

King James Bible
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

Darby Bible Translation
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

World English Bible
The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.

Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is very wrong in the eyes of Abraham, for his son's sake;

Genesis 21:11 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Cast out this bondwoman and her son - Both Sarah and Abraham have been accused of cruelty in this transaction, because every word reads harsh to us. Cast out; גרש garash signifies not only to thrust out, drive away, and expel, but also to divorce; (see Leviticus 21:7); and it is in this latter sense the word should be understood here. The child of Abraham by Hagar might be considered as having a right at least to a part of the inheritance; and as it was sufficiently known to Sarah that God had designed that the succession should be established in the line of Isaac, she wished Abraham to divorce Hagar, or to perform some sort of legal act by which Ishmael might be excluded from all claim on the inheritance.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

because.

Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said to God, O that Ishmael might live before you!

Genesis 22:1,2 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said to him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am...

2 Samuel 18:33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom...

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous...

Library
Compassion for Souls
Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Cross References
Genesis 17:18
And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!"

Genesis 21:12
But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.

Jump to Previous
Abraham Abraham's Account Concerned Displeasing Distressed Eyes Great Greatly Grief Grievous Matter Sake Sight Son's Wrong
Jump to Next
Abraham Abraham's Account Concerned Displeasing Distressed Eyes Great Greatly Grief Grievous Matter Sake Sight Son's Wrong
Links
Genesis 21:11 NIV
Genesis 21:11 NLT
Genesis 21:11 ESV
Genesis 21:11 NASB
Genesis 21:11 KJV

Genesis 21:11 Bible Apps
Genesis 21:11 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 21:11 Chinese Bible
Genesis 21:11 French Bible
Genesis 21:11 German Bible

Genesis 21:11 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Genesis 21:10
Top of Page
Top of Page