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BBC: Genesis 16:5-6

Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”

“Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. – Genesis 16:5-6

Much like Adam responding to the folly of Eve (Gen 3:6) Abram’s folly brings a reproach upon his wife. Sarai’s desire to blame Abram remains an anomaly to the attitude and character of Sarai. Sarai’s jealousy of Hagar, a gentile, and is a fascinating foreshadow of the Jewish response to the teaching ministry of Paul (Acts 13:45-50; 28:24-28; etc.).

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