Abram's wife Sarai had borne him no children. Now she had an Egyptian slave-girl whose name was Hagar, and she said to Abram, ‘You see that the Lord has not allowed me to bear a child. Take my slave-girl; perhaps I shall found a family through her.’ Abram agreed to what his wife said; so Sarai, Abram's wife, brought her slave-girl, Hagar the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife. When this happened Abram had been in Canaan for ten years .He lay with with Hagar and she conceived;and when she knew that she was with child,she despised her mistress.Sarai said to Abram,'I have been wronged and you must answer for it .It was I who that she is with child,she has despised me .May the Lord see justice done between you and me .'Abram replied to Sarai.'Your slave -girl is in your hands ;deal with her as you will.;So Sarai ill -treated her and she ran away .
The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness on the way to Shur,and he said ,'Hagar ,Sarai's slave-girl,where have you come from and where are you going ?'She answered,'I am running away from Sarai my mistress.' The angel of the Lord said to her ,'Go back to your mistress and submit to her ill-treatment .'The angel also said,'I will make your descendants too many to be counted.'And the angel of the Lord said to her :
'You are with child and will bear a son .
You shall name him Ishmael,because the Lord has heard of your ill-treatment .
He shall be a man like the wild ass,
his hand against every man
and every man's hand against him ;and he shall live at
odds with all his kinsmen.'
Hagar bore Abram was eighty-six year old when Hagar bore Ishmael.