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Genesis 16

Introduction

Overview

Genesis 16:1, Sarai, being barren, gives Hagar to Abram; Genesis 16:4, Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runs away; Genesis 16:7, An angel commands her to return and submit herself, promises her a numerous posterity, and shows their character and condition; Genesis 16:13, Hagar names the place, and returns to Sarai; Genesis 16:15, Ishmael is born; Genesis 16:16, The age of Abram.

Verse 1

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bare: Genesis 15:2, Genesis 15:3, Genesis 21:10, Genesis 21:12, Genesis 25:21, Judges 13:2, Luke 1:7, Luke 1:36

Egyptian: Genesis 12:16, Genesis 21:9, Genesis 21:21

name: Galatians 4:24, Agar

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:30 - barren Genesis 16:8 - Sarai's maid Genesis 20:1 - Kadesh Genesis 29:24 - Zilpah Genesis 29:31 - he opened 1 Samuel 1:2 - but Romans 4:10 - not in circumcision

Verse 2

the Lord: Genesis 17:16, Genesis 18:10, Genesis 20:18, Genesis 25:21, Genesis 30:2, Genesis 30:3, Genesis 30:9, Genesis 30:22, Psalms 127:3

obtain children: Heb. be builded, Genesis 30:3, Genesis 30:6, Exodus 21:4, Ruth 4:11

hearkened: Genesis 3:1-6, Genesis 3:12, Genesis 3:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:30 - barren Genesis 19:31 - to come 1 Samuel 1:2 - but Luke 1:7 - they had Acts 7:5 - when Galatians 4:22 - that

Verse 3

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had: Genesis 12:4, Genesis 12:5

gave: Genesis 16:5, Genesis 30:4, Genesis 30:9

his: Genesis 25:6, Genesis 28:9, Genesis 32:22, Genesis 35:22, Judges 19:1-4, 2 Samuel 5:13, 1 Kings 11:3, Galatians 4:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:9 - Sarah Genesis 22:24 - concubine Genesis 30:3 - Behold Galatians 4:24 - Agar

Verse 4

her mistress: 1 Samuel 1:6-8, 2 Samuel 6:16, Proverbs 30:20, Proverbs 30:21, Proverbs 30:23, 1 Corinthians 4:6, 1 Corinthians 13:4, 1 Corinthians 13:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:8 - Sarai's maid Genesis 19:31 - to come Galatians 4:24 - Agar 1 Timothy 6:2 - let

Verse 5

My wrong: Luke 10:40, Luke 10:41

the Lord: Genesis 31:53, Exodus 5:21, 1 Samuel 24:12-15, 2 Chronicles 24:22, Psalms 7:8, Psalms 35:23, Psalms 43:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:3 - gave Deuteronomy 13:6 - thy brother Judges 11:10 - be witness Judges 11:27 - be judge 1 Samuel 20:23 - the Lord 1 Kings 1:2 - lie 1 Timothy 6:2 - let

Verse 6

Abram: Genesis 13:8, Genesis 13:9, Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 15:17, Proverbs 15:18, 1 Peter 3:7

in: Genesis 24:10, Job 2:6, Psalms 106:41, Psalms 106:42, Jeremiah 38:5

as it pleaseth thee: Heb. that which is good in thine eyes, dealt hardly with her. Heb. afflicted her. Proverbs 29:19

fled: Exodus 2:15, Proverbs 27:8, Ecclesiastes 10:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:16 - it pleased Pharaoh well Joshua 9:25 - we are 1 Samuel 29:6 - the lords favour 1 Kings 12:13 - roughly 1 Kings 21:2 - seem good to thee Job 1:12 - power

Verse 7

found: Proverbs 15:3

the fountain: Genesis 25:18, Exodus 15:22, 1 Samuel 15:7

Shur: The desert of Shur being between the south of Canaan, where Hebron was situated, and Egypt, it is likely that Hagar was returning to her own country.

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:6 - Elparan Genesis 16:13 - called Genesis 20:1 - Kadesh Genesis 21:14 - wandered Genesis 22:11 - angel Genesis 31:11 - the angel Genesis 48:16 - Angel Exodus 3:2 - angel Judges 2:1 - And an angel Judges 13:3 - the angel 1 Samuel 27:9 - left neither Acts 7:30 - an

Verse 8

Sarai's maid: Genesis 16:1, Genesis 16:4, Ephesians 6:5-8, 1 Timothy 6:1, 1 Timothy 6:2

whence: Genesis 3:9, Genesis 4:10, Ecclesiastes 10:4, Jeremiah 2:17, Jeremiah 2:18

I flee: 1 Samuel 26:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:1 - when thou Numbers 22:9 - What men Judges 19:17 - whither 1 Kings 19:9 - What doest thou 1 Kings 19:13 - What doest 2 Kings 5:25 - Whence Job 2:2 - From whence Acts 9:4 - Saul Acts 22:7 - Saul Galatians 4:24 - Agar Titus 2:5 - keepers Revelation 7:13 - whence

Verse 9

submit: Ecclesiastes 10:4, Ephesians 5:21, Ephesians 6:5, Ephesians 6:6, Titus 2:9, 1 Peter 2:18-25, 1 Peter 5:5, 1 Peter 5:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:13 - called Genesis 21:17 - the angel Genesis 22:11 - angel 1 Timothy 6:1 - count Titus 2:5 - keepers Hebrews 13:17 - submit

Verse 10

the angel: Genesis 22:15-18, Genesis 31:11-13, Genesis 32:24-30, Genesis 48:15, Genesis 48:16, Exodus 3:2-6, Judges 2:1-3, Judges 6:11, Judges 6:16, Judges 6:21-24, Judges 13:16-22, Isaiah 63:9, Hosea 12:3-5, Zechariah 2:8, Zechariah 2:9, Malachi 3:1, John 1:18, Acts 7:30-38, 1 Timothy 6:16

I will: Genesis 17:20, Genesis 21:13, Genesis 21:16, Genesis 25:12-18, Psalms 83:6, Psalms 83:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:5 - So Genesis 16:13 - called Genesis 17:4 - a father Genesis 18:10 - he said Genesis 21:18 - I will Genesis 22:11 - angel Judges 8:24 - because

Verse 11

shalt: Genesis 17:19, Genesis 29:32-35, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:21-23, Luke 1:13, Luke 1:31, Luke 1:63

Ishmael: i.e. God shall hear

because: Genesis 41:51, Genesis 41:52, 1 Samuel 1:20

hath: Genesis 29:32, Genesis 29:33, Exodus 2:23, Exodus 2:24, Exodus 3:7, Job 38:41, Psalms 22:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:20 - Adam Genesis 16:15 - Hagar Genesis 21:17 - heard Genesis 31:42 - hath seen Genesis 37:25 - Ishmeelites Exodus 2:10 - Because Judges 8:24 - because 1 Chronicles 1:28 - Ishmael

Verse 12

be a: Genesis 21:20, Job 11:12, Job 39:5-8

wild: The word rendered "wild" also denotes the "wild ass;" the description of which animal in Job 39:5-8, affords the very best representation of the wandering, lawless, freebooting life of the Bedouin and other Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael.

his hand: Genesis 27:40

he shall: Genesis 25:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:25 - Ishmeelites Job 24:5 - the wilderness Job 30:7 - brayed

Verse 13

called: Genesis 16:7, Genesis 16:9, Genesis 16:10, Genesis 22:14, Genesis 28:17, Genesis 28:19, Genesis 32:30, Judges 6:24

Thou: Genesis 32:30, Exodus 33:18-23, Exodus 34:5-7, Psalms 139:1-12, Proverbs 5:21, Proverbs 15:3

him that: Genesis 31:42

Reciprocal: Exodus 24:11 - they saw Judges 2:1 - And an angel Judges 6:22 - because Judges 15:19 - Enhakkore Job 31:4 - General Job 33:27 - I have sinned Job 34:21 - General Psalms 139:2 - knowest Jeremiah 23:24 - hide John 1:10 - was in John 1:18 - he hath

Verse 14

Beer-lahri-roi, That is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me. Genesis 21:31, Genesis 24:62, Genesis 25:11

Kadesh: Numbers 13:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:7 - Kadesh Genesis 20:1 - Kadesh Genesis 22:14 - called Hebrews 7:1 - the slaughter

Verse 15

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Hagar: Genesis 16:11, Genesis 25:12, 1 Chronicles 1:28, Galatians 4:22, Galatians 4:23

Ishmael: Genesis 17:18, Genesis 17:20, Genesis 17:25, Genesis 17:26, Genesis 21:9-21, Genesis 25:9, Genesis 25:12, Genesis 28:9, Genesis 37:27

Reciprocal: Judges 8:31 - concubine Galatians 4:24 - Agar

Verse 16

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:1 - was Galatians 4:24 - Agar

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 16". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-16.html.