Bible Story of Abraham and Sarah

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It came to pass that Sarah had a baby boy just as God had promised. Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac is weaned.

Sarah saw the son of Hagar, Ishmael and was very unpleased. Sarah told Abraham, “Get rid of Hagar and her son, Ishmael, for Isaac will be the heir and not Ishmael.”

Abraham felt unhappy with what Sarah had said because Ishmael is his son. But God told Abraham,” Listen to what your wife, Sarah said and send the boy Ishmael away. Do not worry about Ishmael. I will also make Ishmael into a nation because he is your son.”

Early the next morning, Abraham woke up and got some bread together with a skin of water and set it upon Hagar’s shoulder.  Then Hagar departed and left Abraham. Hagar wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.

The water Abraham gave Hagar was all gone. Hagar didn’t know what to do so she put her son, Ishmael in a bush. Then Hagar sat down at a distance and cry because she did not want to see her son die.

God heard the voice of the boy Ishmael. Then the angel of the Lord said, “What is your problem Hagar? Don’t worry about not having food, because God had heard the voice of the boy and know where he is.”

God opened Hagar’s eye and Hagar saw a well of water. Hagar was so happy. She went to filled the skin of water and give it to Ishmael.

God was with Ishmael. When Ishmael grew up, he became an archer. Ishmael stayed in the Wilderness of Paran.  His mother, Hagar, get a wife from Egypt for him.

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