New International Version
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.
King James Bible
And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Darby Bible Translation
And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy handmaid: [in] all that Sarah hath said to thee hearken to her voice, for in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.
World English Bible
God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your seed be called.
Young's Literal Translation
and God saith unto Abraham, 'Let it not be wrong in thine eyes because of the youth, and because of thy handmaid: all that Sarah saith unto thee -- hearken to her voice, for in Isaac is a seed called to thee.
Genesis 21:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In Isaac shall thy seed be called - Here God shows the propriety of attending to the counsel of Sarah; and lest Abraham, in whose eyes the thing was grievous, should feel distressed on the occasion, God renews his promises to Ishmael and his posterity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryCompassion 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.
Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
But what does Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son."
even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."
Jump to PreviousAbraham Bondwoman Bond-Woman Boy Descendants Displeased Distressed Eyes Grief Grievous Hagar Handmaid Hearken Isaac Lad Maid Maidservant Mother Offspring Sarah Seed Sight Slave Tells Voice Whatever Wrong
Jump to NextAbraham Bondwoman Bond-Woman Boy Descendants Displeased Distressed Eyes Grief Grievous Hagar Handmaid Hearken Isaac Lad Maid Maidservant Mother Offspring Sarah Seed Sight Slave Tells Voice Whatever Wrong
LinksGenesis 21:12 NIV
Genesis 21:12 NLT
Genesis 21:12 ESV
Genesis 21:12 NASB
Genesis 21:12 KJV
Genesis 21:12 Bible Apps
Genesis 21:12 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 21:12 Chinese Bible
Genesis 21:12 French Bible
Genesis 21:12 German Bible
Genesis 21:12 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.