Understanding the Scriptures
|Handmaid (v. 1)||Servant|
|Restrained me from bearing (v. 2)||Kept me from having children|
|Conceived (vv. 4–5)||Became pregnant|
|Mistress (v. 4, 8)||Woman who owns a servant|
|Into thy bosom (v. 5)||To you|
|Despised (v. 5)||Look down upon, hated|
|Fountain (v. 7)||Spring|
|Whither (v. 8)||Where|
|Submit thyself under her hands (v. 9)||Humble yourself and do whatever she says|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Genesis 16.
Recognizing God’s Love
In the midst of a difficult trial, Hagar learned things that can help all of us endure trials. Write about what most impressed you in Genesis 16 that shows God’s love for Hagar and how Hagar accepted His love. Footnotes 11a and 14b should be helpful as you respond.