Chapter 16ט״ז
1 א

וְשָרַי אִתַּת אַבְרָם לָא יְלִידַת לֵיהּ וְלָהּ אַמְתָא מִצְרֵיתָא וּשְׁמָהּ הָגָר בְּרַת פַּרְעה דְיַהֲבָהּ לֵיהּ לְאַמְהוּ בִּזְמַן דְנָסְבָהּ וְאִתְכַּתַּשׁ בְּמֵימַר מִן קֳדָם יְיָ

But Sara, the wife of Abram, had not borne to him. But he had a handmaid, a Mizreitha, and her name was Hagar, a daughter of Pharoh, whom he gave to him as a handmaid at the time that he received her, being struck by the Word from before the Lord.

2 ב

וַאֲמָרַת שָרַי לְאַבְרָם הָא כְּדֵין מְנָעֲנִי יְיָ מִלְמֵלַד עוּל לְוַת אַמְתִי וְאַחְרְרִינָהּ מָאִים אִיתְבְּנֵי מִינָהּ וְקַבֵּל אַבְרָם לְמֵימַר שָרָי

And Sara said to Abram, Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing, go to my handmaid and set her free; perhaps I may be builded by her. And Abram hearkened to the word of Sara.

3 ג

וְדַבָּרַת שָרַי אִתַּת אַבְרָם יַת הָגָר מִצְרֵיתָא אַמְתָהּ מִסוֹף עֶשֶר שְׁנִין לְמֵיתַב אַבְרָם בְּאַרְעָא דִכְנָעַן וַחֲרַרְתָּא וְיַהֲבָא יָתָהּ לְאַבְרָם בַּעֲלָהּ לֵיהּ לְאִנְתּוּ

And Sara the wife of Abram took Hagar the Mizreitha handmaid, when Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Kenaan, and set her free, and gave her to Abram her husband to wife.

4 ד

וְעָאל לְוַת הָגָר וְאַעֲדִיאַת וַחֲמַת אֲרוּם אַעֲדִיאַת וְזִלְזִלַת אֵיקַר רִבּוֹנְתָּהָא בְעֵינָהָא

And he went unto Hagar, and she conceived; and she saw that she had conceived, and the honour of her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 ה

וַאֲמַרַת שָרַי לְאַבְרָם כָּל עוּלְבָּנִי מִינָךְ דַהֲוִינָא רְחִיצָא דְתֶעֱבַּד דִינִי דַאֲנָא שַׁבְקִית אֲרַע וּבֵית אַבָּא וְעָלִית עִמָךְ לְאַרַע נוּכְרֵיתָא וּכְדוֹן בְּגִין דְלָא הֲוֵינָא יַלְדָא חֲרָרִית אַמְתִי וִיהַבְתָּהּ לְמִשְׁכּוֹב בְּעִיטְפָךְ וַחֲמַת אֲרוּם עַבְרִית וְיִתְבַּז אִיקְרִי בְּאַנְפָּהָא וּכְדוּן יִתְגְלֵי קֳדָם יְיָ עוּלְבָּנִי וְיִפְרוֹס שְׁלָמֵיהּ בֵּינִי וּבֵינָךְ וְתִתְמְלֵי אַרְעָא מִינָן וְלָא נִצְטַרָךְ לִבְנָהָא דְהָגָר בְּרַת פַּרְעה בַּר נִמְרוֹד דְטַלְקָךְ לְאַתּוּנָא דְנוּרָא

And Sara said to Abram, All my affliction is from thee. Being secure that thou wouldst do me justice, I left the land and house of my father, and came up with thee to a foreign land; and forasmuch as I was not able to become a mother, I set free my handmaid, and gave her to lie in thy bosom; and she seeth that she had conceived, and mine honour is despised before her. But now is my affliction manifest before the Lord, who will spread peace between me and thee, and the land shall be replenished from us, nor shall we need the help of the progeny of Hagar the daughter of Pharoh bar Nimrod, who threw thee into the furnace of fire.

6 ו

וַאֲמַר אַבְרָם לְשָרַי הָא אַמְתִיךְ בִּרְשׁוּתִיךְ עֲבִידִי לָהּ דְתַקִין בְּעֵיְנָיכִי וְסַגְפָתָא שָרַי וְעַרְקַת מִן קָדָמָהָא

And Abram said to Sara, Behold, thy handmaid is under thy authority: do to her what is right in thine eyes. And Sara afflicted her, and she escaped from before her.

7 ז

וְאַשְׁכְּחָהּ מַלְאָכָא דַיְיָ עַל עֵינָא דְמַיָא בְּמַדְבְּרָא עַל עֵינָא דִבְאוֹרַח חַגְרָא

And the Angel of the Lord found her at the fountain of waters in the desert; at the fountain of waters which is in the way to Chagra.

8 ח

וַאֲמַר הָגָר אַמְתָא דְשָרַי מִן הָאן אַנְתְּ אַתְיָא וּלְאָן תֵיזְלִין וַאֲמָרַת מִן קֳדָם שָרַי רִיבּוֹנְתִּי אֲנָא עֲרָקַת

And He said, Hagar, handmaid of Sara, whence comest thou, and whither does thou go? And she said, From before Sara my mistress I have escaped.

9 ט

וַאֲמַר לָהּ מַלְאָכָא דַיְיָ תּוּבִי לְוַת רִבּוֹנְתִּיךְ וְאִתְכַּנְעוּ תְּחוֹת יְדָהָא

And the Angel of the Lord said to her, Return to thy mistress, and be subject under her hand.

10 י

וַאֲמַר לָהּ מַלְאָכָא דַיְיָ אַסְגָאָה אַסְגֵי יַת בְּנָיְיכִי וְלָא יִתְמְנוּן מִסְגֵי

And the Angel of the Lord said to her, Multiplying I will multiply thy sons, and they shall not be numbered for multitude.

11 יא

וַאֲמַר לָהּ מַלְאָכָא דַיְיָ הָא אַנְתְּ מְעָבְּרָא וְתֵלְדִין בַּר וְתַקְרִין יַת שְׁמֵיהּ יִשְׁמָעֵאל אֲרוּם גְלֵי קָדָם יְיָ סִיגוּפַיִךְ

And the Angel of the Lord said to her, Behold, thou art with child, and thou wilt bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Ishmael, because thy affliction is revealed before the Lord.

12 יב

וְאִיהוּ יֶהֱוֵי מְדַמֵי לַעֲרוֹד בִּבְנֵי נְשָׁא יְדוֹי יִתְפַּרְעוּן מִן בַּעֲלֵי דְבָבוֹי וִידֵי דְבַּעֲלֵי דְבָבוֹי יְתוֹשְׁטוּן לְאַבְאָשָׁא בֵּיהּ וְעַל אַנְפֵּי כָּל אָחוֹי יִתְעַרְבֵּב וְיִשְׁרֵי

And he shall be like the wild ass among men: his hands shall take vengeance of his adversaries, and the hands of his adversaries be put forth to do him evil; and in the presence of all his brethren shall he be commingled, (yitharbeb, Arabized,) and shall dwell.

13 יג

וְאוֹדִיאַת קֳדָם יְיָ דְמֵימְרֵיהּ מִתְמַלֵל לָהּ וְכֵן אָמְרַת אַנְתְּ הוּא חַי וְקַיָים דְחָמֵי וְלָא מִתְחָמֵי אֲרוּם אַמְרַת הָא בְּרַם הָכָא אִתְגְלִיאַת יְקַר שְכִינְתָּא דַיְיָ בָּתַר חֶזְיָא

And she gave thanks before the Lord whose Word spake to her, and thus said, Thou art He who livest and art eternal; who seest, but art not seen! for she said, For, behold, here is revealed the glory of the Shekina of the Lord after a vision.

14 יד

בְּגִין כֵּן קָרָא לְבֵירָא בֵּירָא דְאִתְגְלֵי עֲלָהּ חַי וְקַיָם וְהָא הִיא יְהִיבָא בֵּין רְקַם וּבֵין חֲלוּצָה

Wherefore she called the well, The Well at which the Living and Eternal One was revealed; and, behold, it is situate between Rekam and Chalutsa.

15 טו

וִילֵידַת הָגָר לְאַבְרָם בַּר וּקְרָא אַבְרָם שׁוּם בְּרֵיהּ דִלֵידַת הָגָר יִשְׁמָעֵאל

And Hagar bare Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son whom Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 טז

וְאַבְרָם בַּר תַּמְנָן וְשִׁית שְׁנִין כַּד יְלֵידַת הָגָר יַת יִשְׁמָעֵאל לְאַבְרָם

And Abram was the son of eighty-six years when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.