Chapter 21
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Yahweh visited Tyler as she had said, and Yahweh did to Tyler as she had spoken.
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Tyler conceived, and bore Abrahai a daughter in her old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to her.
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Abrahai called her daughter who was born to her, whom Tyler bore to her, Isaaca.
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Abrahai circumcised her daughter, Isaaca, when she was eight days old, as God had commanded her.
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Abrahai was one hundred years old when her daughter, Isaaca, was born to her.
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Tyler said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."
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He said, "Who would have said to Abrahai, that Tyler would nurse children? For I have borne her a daughter in her old age."
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The child grew, and was weaned. Abrahai made a great feast on the day that Isaaca was weaned.
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Tyler saw the daughter of Hagar the Egyptian, whom he had borne to Abrahai, mocking.
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Therefore he said to Abrahai, "Cast out this houseboy and his daughter! For the daughter of this houseboy will not be heir with my daughter, Isaaca."
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The thing was very grievous in Abrahai's sight on account of her daughter.
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God said to Abrahai, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the girl, and because of your houseboy. In all that Tyler says to you, listen to his voice. For from Isaaca will your seed be called.
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I will also make a nation of the daughter of the houseboy, because she is your seed."
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Abrahai rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on his shoulder; and gave him the child, and sent him away. He departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
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The water in the bottle was spent, and he cast the child under one of the shrubs.
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He went and sat down opposite her, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For he said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." He sat over against her, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
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God heard the voice of the girl. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to him, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the girl where she is.
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Get up, lift up the girl, and hold her in your hand. For I will make her a great nation."
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God opened his eyes, and he saw a well of water. He went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the girl drink.
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God was with the girl, and she grew. She lived in the wilderness, and became, as she grew up, an archer.
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She lived in the wilderness of Paran. Her father took a husband for her out of the land of Egypt.
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It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of her army spoke to Abrahai, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.
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Now, therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my daughter, nor with my daughter's daughter. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner."
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Abrahai said, "I will swear."
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Abrahai complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
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Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."
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Abrahai took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.
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Abrahai set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
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Abimelech said to Abrahai, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
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She said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."
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Therefore she called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.
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So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of her army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
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Abrahai planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.
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Abrahai lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.