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  • "Well," Abraham said, "I figured this to be a godless place. I thought, `They will want my wife and will kill me to get her.' - Genesis 20:11

  • Then Abimelech took sheep and oxen and servants--both men and women--and gave them to Abraham, and he returned his wife, Sarah, to him. - Genesis 20:14

  • Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and the other women of the household, so they could have children. - Genesis 20:17

  • For the LORD had stricken all the women with infertility as a warning to Abimelech for having taken Abraham's wife. - Genesis 20:18

  • Sarah became pregnant, and she gave a son to Abraham in his old age. It all happened at the time God had said it would. - Genesis 21:2

  • And Abraham named his son Isaac.*1 - Genesis 21:3

  • Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded. - Genesis 21:4

  • Abraham was one hundred years old at the time. - Genesis 21:5

  • For who would have dreamed that I would ever have a baby? Yet I have given Abraham a son in his old age!" - Genesis 21:7

  • As time went by and Isaac grew and was weaned, Abraham gave a big party to celebrate the happy occasion. - Genesis 21:8

  • But Sarah saw Ishmael--the son of Abraham and her Egyptian servant Hagar--making fun of Isaac. - Genesis 21:9

  • So she turned to Abraham and demanded, "Get rid of that servant and her son. He is not going to share the family inheritance with my son, Isaac. I won't have it!" - Genesis 21:10

  • This upset Abraham very much because Ishmael was his son. - Genesis 21:11

  • But God told Abraham, "Do not be upset over the boy and your servant wife. Do just as Sarah says, for Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted. - Genesis 21:12

  • So Abraham got up early the next morning, prepared food for the journey, and strapped a container of water to Hagar's shoulders. He sent her away with their son, and she walked out into the wilderness of Beersheba, wandering aimlessly. - Genesis 21:14

  • About this time, Abimelech came with Phicol, his army commander, to visit Abraham. "It is clear that God helps you in everything you do," Abimelech said. - Genesis 21:22

  • Abraham replied, "All right, I swear to it!" - Genesis 21:24
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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