- The Genesis version of the story of Isaac and Ishmael
- Genesis 16: the birth of Ishmael (See complete & see other Versions)
- Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian,
whose name was Hagar.
- And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I
pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram
hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
- And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten
years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
- And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had
conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
- And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy
bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the
LORD judge between me and thee.
- But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth
thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
- And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the
fountain in the way to Shur.
- And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And
she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
- And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself
under her hands.
- And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it
shall not be numbered for multitude.
- And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a
son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
- And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand
against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
- And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she
said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
- Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare,
- Genesis 17: The Covenent with God (Ishmael is 13)
- And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and
said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
- And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
- And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
- As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
- Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a
father of many nations have I made thee.
- And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall
come out of thee.
- And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after
- And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a
stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
- And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy
seed after thee in their generations.
- This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee;
Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
- And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the
covenant betwixt me and you.
- And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your
generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which
is not of thy seed.
- He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be
circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
- And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that
soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
- And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall her name be.
- And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall
be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
- Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be
born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old,
- And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
- And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name
Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with
his seed after him.
- And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him
fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make
him a great nation.
- But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set
time in the next year.
- And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
- And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that
were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and
circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
- And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of
- And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his
- In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
- And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger,
were circumcised with him.
- Genesis 21: The casting out of Ishmael & Hagar (See other Versions)
- And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had
- For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which
God had spoken to him.
- And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to
- And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded
- And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
- And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
- And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given
children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
- And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day
that Isaac was weaned.
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
- Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
- And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
- 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.
- And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
- And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
- And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
- And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
- And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
- Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
- And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
- And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became anarcher.
- And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
- Genesis 22: The Sacrifice of Abraham's son (complete & other Versions)
- And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him,
Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
- And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee
into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of.
- And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his
young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and
rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
- Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
- And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad
will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
- And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he
took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
- And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I,
my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt
- And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so
they went both of them together.
- And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar
there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar
upon the wood.
- And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
- And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham,
Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
- And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for
now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son
- And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a
thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a
burnt offering in the stead of his son.
- And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the
mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
- And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
- And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this
thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
- That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars
of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess
the gate of his enemies;
- And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed
- Genesis 25: The death of Abraham(See complete plus other versions)
- Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
- And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and
- And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and
Letushim, and Leummim.
- And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All
these were the children of Keturah.
- And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
- But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent
them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
- And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred
threescore and fifteen years.
- Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of
years; and was gathered to his people.
- And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of
Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
- The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried,
and Sarah his wife.
- And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and
Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
- Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian,
Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
- And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their
generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
- And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
- Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
- These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their
castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
- And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years:
and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
- And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward
Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.