Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 21

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]
[21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30]
[31] [32] [33] [34]

 

 

Genesis 20 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 22
GENESIS 21:1
JPS 21:1 And the LORD remembered Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken.
ONK 21:1 And the Lord remembered Sarah as He had said; and the Lord did unto Sarah according as He had spoken.
PAL 21:1 And the Lord remembered Sarah according to that which He had said to her; and the Lord wrought a miracle for Sarah like to that for which Abraham had spoken in prayer for Abimelek.
JER 21:1 And the Lord wrought miracles for Sarah, as He had spoken.
 
GENESIS 21:2
JPS 21:2 And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
ONK 21:2 And Sarah conceived and bare unto Abraham a son in his old age, in the time of which the Lord had told him.
PAL 21:2 And she conceived, and Sarah bare to Abraham a son, who was like to himself in his age(52) at the time of which the Lord had spoken to him.
 
GENESIS 21:3
JPS 21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
ONK 21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bare to him, Izhak.
PAL 21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son whom Sarah had borne him Izhak.
 
GENESIS 21:4
JPS 21:4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
ONK 21:4 And Abraham circumcised Izhak his son (when) the son of eight days, as the Lord had commanded him.
PAL 21:4 And Abraham circumcised Izhak his son, when the son of eight days, as the Lord had commanded him.
 
GENESIS 21:5
JPS 21:5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
ONK 21:5 And Abraham was the son of a hundred years when Izhak his son was born to him.
PAL 21:5 And Abraham was the son of an hundred years when Izhak his son was born to him.
 
GENESIS 21:6
JPS 21:6 And Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter for me; every one that heareth will laugh on account of me.'
ONK 21:6 And Sarah said, The Lord hath made me to have gladness; every one who heareth will give me joy.
PAL 21:6 And Sarah said, The Lord hath done wondrously for me; all who hear will wonder at me.
 
GENESIS 21:7
JPS 21:7 And she said: 'Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age.'
ONK 21:7 And she said, Faithful is He who spake unto Abraham, and certified that Sarah should suckle children; for she hath born a son in his old age.
PAL 21:7 And she said, How faithful was the messenger who announced to Abraham, and said, Sarah will nurse children, for she shall bring forth a son in her old age!
JER 21:7 And she said, What was the announcement which announced to my lord Abraham at the beginning, and said, It will be that she will give suck, because she shall bring forth a son in her old age?
 
GENESIS 21:8
JPS 21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
ONK 21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast in the day when Izhak was weaned.(96)
PAL 21:8 And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day when Izhak was weaned.
 
GENESIS 21:9
JPS 21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, making sport.
ONK 21:9 And Sarah observed the son of Hagar the Mizretha, whom she bare to Abraham, deriding.
PAL 21:9 And Sarah observed the son of Hagar the Mizreitha, whom she bare to Abraham, mocking with a strange worship, and bowing to the Lord.
JER 21:9 And Sarah observed the son of Hagar the Mizreitha, whom she bare to Abraham, doing evil works which are not fitting to be done, mocking in a strange worship.
 
GENESIS 21:10
JPS 21:10 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.'
ONK 21:10 And she said, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of the handmaid shall not inherit with my son, with Izhak.
PAL 21:10 And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son: for it is not possible for the son of this handmaid to inherit with my son; and he to make war with Izhak.
 
GENESIS 21:11
JPS 21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
ONK 21:11 And the word was evil exceedingly in the eyes of Abraham, on account of his son.
PAL 21:11 And the thing was very evil in Abraham's eyes, on account of Ishmael his son, who would practise a strange worship.
 
GENESIS 21:12
JPS 21:12 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 saith unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall seed be called to thee.
ONK 21:12 And the Lord said to Abraham, Let it not be evil in thine eyes concerning the youth and concerning thine handmaid. All that Sarah saith to thee receive from her, because in Izhak shall thy sons be called to thee.
PAL 21:12 And the Lord said to Abraham, Let it not be evil in thine eyes on account of the youth who goeth forth from thy nurturing, and of thy handmaid whom thou sendest away. Hearken unto all that Sarah saith to thee, because she is a prophetess; for in Izhak shall sons be called unto thee; and this son of the handmaid shall not be genealogized after thee.
 
GENESIS 21:13
JPS 21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.'
ONK 21:13 And also the son of the handmaid will I set for a people, because he is thy son.
PAL 21:13 But the son of the handmaid have I set for a predatory people (le-am leistim), because he is thy son.
 
GENESIS 21:14
JPS 21:14 And Abraham arose 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 strayed in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
ONK 21:14 And Abraham rose up in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave to Hagar, setting upon her shoulder, and the youth,(97) and dismissed her. And she went, and wandered in the desert of the well of Shava (Beara de Shava).
PAL 21:14 And Abraham rose up in the morning, and took bread and a cruse of water, and gave to Hagar to bear upon her shoulder, and bound it to her loins, to signify that she was a servant, and the child, and dismissed her with a letter of divorce (be-gitta). And she went, and wandered from the way into the desert which was hard by Beersheba.
 
GENESIS 21:15
JPS 21:15 And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
ONK 21:15 And the water was finished from the skin; and she laid the youth under one of the trees,
PAL 21:15 And it was when they came to the entrance of the desert, they remembered to wander after strange worship; and Ishmael was seized with a burning thirst, and drank of the water till all the water was consumed from the cruse. And he was dried up, and withered in his flesh; and she carried him, and was exhausted, and she cried unto the Fear of his father, and He answered her not; and she laid the youth down at once under one of the trees.
JER 21:15 And the water was consumed from the cruse, and she took up the youth.
 
GENESIS 21:16
JPS 21:16 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 look upon the death of the child.' And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
ONK 21:16 and went and sat over against, as far off as a bow flight: for she said, I cannot see the death of the child...And she sat over against, and lifted up her voice and wept.
PAL 21:16 And she went and sat on one side, and cast away the idol (or the strange worship), and removed from her son, as the distance of an arrow from the bow; for she said, I am not able to see the death of the child. And she sat over against her son, and lifted up her voice and wept.
 
GENESIS 21:17
JPS 21:17 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.
ONK 21:17 And the voice of the youth was heard before the Lord; and the Angel of the Lord called to Hagar from the heavens, and said to her, What to thee, Hagar? Fear not, for the voice of the youth is heard before the Lord in the place where he is.
PAL 21:17 And the voice of the youth was heard before the Lord for the righteousness' sake of Abraham; and the Angel of the Lord called to Hagar from heaven, and said, What to thee, Hagar? Faint not, for the voice of the youth is heard before the Lord; neither shall judgment be according to the evil which he will do, but according to the righteousness of Abraham is mercy upon him in the place where he is.
 
GENESIS 21:18
JPS 21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him fast by thy hand; for I will make him a great nation.'
ONK 21:18 Arise, take up the youth and strengthen thine hand in him,(98) because for a great people have I appointed him.
PAL 21:18 Arise, support the child, and strengthen thine hand in him: for I have set him for a great people.
 
GENESIS 21:19
JPS 21:19 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.
ONK 21:19 And the Lord opened(99) her eyes, and she saw the well of waters, and went and filled the skin with water, and gave the youth to drink.
PAL 21:19 And the Lord opened her eyes, and showed her a well of water, and she went and filled the cruse with water, and gave the youth to drink.
 
GENESIS 21:20
JPS 21:20 And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
ONK 21:20 And the Word of the Lord was the Helper of the youth, and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a master of the bow.
PAL 21:20 And the Word of the Lord was the helper of the youth, and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a skilful master of the bow.
 
GENESIS 21:21
JPS 21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
ONK 21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took for him a wife from the land of Mizraim.
PAL 21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pharan, and took for a wife Adisha, but put her away. And his mother took for him Phatima to wife, from the land of Mizraim.
 
GENESIS 21:22
JPS 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying: 'God is with thee in all that thou doest.
ONK 21:22 And it was in that time that Abimelek and Phikol, chief of his host, spake to Abraham, saying, The Word of the Lord is thy Helper in everything thou doest;
PAL 21:22 And it was at that time that Abimelek and Phikol, chief of his host, spake to Abraham, saying, The Word of the Lord is in thine aid in all whatsoever thou doest.
 
GENESIS 21:23
JPS 21:23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son; but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.'
ONK 21:23 and now swear to me here, by the Word of the Lord, that thou wilt not be false with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son; and that according to the good which I have done to thee thou wilt do with me and with the land in which thou art a sojourner.
PAL 21:23 And now, swear to me here, by the Word of the Lord, that thou wilt not be false with me, nor with my son, nor with the son of my son: according to the kindness which I have done with thee, thou shalt do with me, and with the land in which thou dwellest.
 
GENESIS 21:24
JPS 21:24 And Abraham said: 'I will swear.'
ONK 21:24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
PAL 21:24 And Abraham said to him, I swear.
 
GENESIS 21:25
JPS 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
ONK 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelek, on account of the well of waters which the servants of Abimelek had taken by force.(100)
PAL 21:25 And Abraham remonstrated with Abimelek concerning the well of water of which the servants of Abimelek had deprived him.
 
GENESIS 21:26
JPS 21:26 And Abimelech said: 'I know not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.'
ONK 21:26 And Abimelek said, I knew not if this thing had been done, and thou also hadst not shown me, nor have I heard, but this day.
PAL 21:26 And Abimelek said, I knew not who did this thing; neither hast thou shown it to me; nor have I heard it from others, till to-day from thyself.
 
GENESIS 21:27
JPS 21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and they two made a covenant.
ONK 21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave to Abimelek, and they struck both of them a covenant.
PAL 21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave to Abimelek; and they both made a covenant.
 
GENESIS 21:28
JPS 21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.
ONK 21:28 And Abraham made seven lambs stand apart;
PAL 21:28 And Abraham set seven lambs apart and separated them from the oxen.
 
GENESIS 21:29
JPS 21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham: 'What mean these seven ewe-lambs which thou hast set by themselves?'
ONK 21:29 and Abimelek said to Abraham, What are these seven lambs which thou hast made to stand apart?
PAL 21:29 And Abimelek said to Abraham, What are these seven lambs which thou hast set apart?
 
GENESIS 21:30
JPS 21:30 And he said: 'Verily, these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that it may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.'
ONK 21:30 And he said, That thou mayest take the seven lambs from my hand, to testify for me that I have digged that well.
PAL 21:30 And he said, That thou mayest take the seven lambs from my hand, to be a testimony for me that I have digged this well.
 
GENESIS 21:31
JPS 21:31 Wherefore that place was called Beer-sheba; because there they swore both of them.
ONK 21:31 Therefore he called that place Beer Shava, because there they sware together.
PAL 21:31 Therefore he called that well the Well of the Seven Lambs; because, there they two did swear.
 
GENESIS 21:32
JPS 21:32 So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba; and Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
ONK 21:32 And they struck a covenant at Beer Shava. And Abimelek and Phikol,(101) the chief of his host, arose, and retained to the land of the Phelishtaee.
PAL 21:32 And they struck a covenant at the Well of the Seven Lambs. And Abimelek and Phikol the chief of his host arose and returned to the land of the Philistaee.
 
GENESIS 21:33
JPS 21:33 And Abraham planted a tamarisk-tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
ONK 21:33 And he planted a tree(102) in Beer Shava, and prayed there in the name of the Lord, the Most High God.(103)
PAL 21:33 And he planted a garden, (lit., "a paradise,") at the Well of the Seven Lambs, and prepared in the midst of it food and drink for them who passed by and who returned; and he preached to them there, Confess ye, and believe in the Name of the Word of the Lord, the everlasting God.
JER 21:33 And Abraham planted a paradise in Beer Sheba, and prepared in the midst of it food and drink for those who arrived at the border; and they ate and drank, and sought to give him the price of what they had eaten and drunk, but he willed not to receive it from them; but our father Abraham discoursed to them of that which he had said, that the world was by His word. Pray before your Father who is in heaven, from whose bounty ye have eaten and drunk. And they stirred not from their place until the time when he had made them proselytes, and had taught them the way everlasting. And Abraham praised and prayed there in the name of the word of the Lord, the God of Eternity.
 
GENESIS 21:34
JPS 21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.
ONK 21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Phelishtaee many days.
PAL 21:34
 
Genesis 20 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 22

 

Copyright © 2012 JCR
All research and online books are
original to this site unless otherwise noted.