1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
21:1 ¶ And the Lord visited Sara, as he had promised: and fulfilled what he had spoken.
21:2 And she conceived and bore a son in her old age, at the time that God had foretold her.
21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son, whom Sara bore him, Isaac.
21:4 And he circumcised him the eighth day, as God had commanded him,
21:5 When he was a hundred years old: for at this age of his father, was Isaac born.
21:6 ¶ And Sara said: God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall hear of it will laugh with me.
21:7 And again she said: Who would believe that Abraham should hear that Sara gave suck to a son, whom she bore to him in his old age?
21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the day of his weaning.
21:9 ¶ And when Sara had seen the son of Agar, the Egyptian, playing with Isaac, her son, she said to Abraham:
21:10 Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.
21:11 Abraham took this grievously for his son.
21:12 ¶ And God said to him: Let it not seem grievous to thee for the boy, and for thy bondwoman: in all that Sara hath said to thee, hearken to her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
21:13 But I will make the son also of the bondwoman a great nation, because he is thy seed.
21:14 So Abraham rose up in the morning, and taking bread and a bottle of water, put it upon her shoulder, and delivered the boy, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Bersabee.
21:15 And when the water in the bottle was spent, she cast the boy under one of the trees that were there.
21:16 And she went her way, and sat over against him a great way off, as far as a bow can carry, for she said: I will not see the boy die: and sitting over against, she lifted up her voice and wept.
21:17 And God heard the voice of the boy: and an angel of God called to Agar from heaven, saying: What art thou doing, Agar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the boy, from the place wherein he is.
21:18 Arise, take up the boy, and hold him by the hand, for I will make him a great nation.
21:19 And God opened her eyes: and she saw a well of water, and went and filled the bottle, and gave the boy to drink.
21:20 And God was with him: and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a young man, an archer.
21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pharan, and his mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.
21:22 ¶ At the same time Abimelech, and Phicol the general of his army, said to Abraham: God is with thee in all that thou dost.
21:23 Swear therefore by God, that thou wilt not hurt me, nor my posterity, nor my stock: but according to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land wherein thou hast lived a stranger.
21:24 And Abraham said: I will swear.
21:25 And he reproved Abimelech for a well of water, which his servants had taken away by force.
21:26 And Abimelech answered: I knew not who did this thing: and thou didst not tell me, and I heard not of it till today.
21:27 Then Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech: and both of them made a league.
21:28 And Abraham set apart seven ewelambs of the flock.
21:29 And Abimelech said to him: What mean these seven ewelambs which thou hast set apart?
21:30 But he said: Thou shalt take seven ewelambs at my hand: that they may be a testimony for me, that I dug this well.
21:31 Therefore that place was called Bersabee; because there both of them did swear.
21:32 And they made a league for the well of oath.
21:33 ¶ And Abimelech and Phicol, the general of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Palestines. But Abraham planted a grove in Bersabee, and there called upon the name of the Lord God eternal.
21:34 And he was a sojourner in the land of the Palestines many days.
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