1 When Yishma’ĕl had returned from the land of Mitsrayim, I went as was my custom to stay with my wife Haḡar and my son Yishma’ĕl.

2 And when Yishma’ĕl was away hunting, his wife Meriḇah spake disrespectfully to me and complained of my being in their tents.

3 Moreover, she abused her children and when I chastised her for this thing, she rose up in anger against me.

4 My wife Haḡar saw all these things, and when her son Yishma’ĕl had returned from the hunt, she complained unto him of the actions of Meriḇah toward me.

5 And Yishma’ĕl came unto me and said, My father, what shall I do with such a wife who abuseth my father and my children and speaketh evil of me, for she had spoken against her husband Yishma’ĕl, also.

6 And I said unto him, Such a one is not fit to be thy wife nor the mother of thy children nor to dwell in thy tents; wherefore, give her a bill of divorcement and send her back to the home of her father in shame and find another more worthy than she to be thy wife and the mother of these children.

7 So Yishma’ĕl gave unto Meriḇah a bill of divorcement and sent her back to her father Phanes in the land Mitsrayim and his mother Haḡar raised his children until he took another wife.