||Abraham got up early in the morning. He took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, placing it on her shoulder. He sent her away with the boy. She left and roamed aimlessly in the Beer-sheba desert.
Vayashkem Avraham baboker vayikach-lechem vechemat mayim vayiten el-Hagar sam al-shichmah ve'et-hayeled vayeshalcheha vatelech vateta bemidbar Be'er Shava.
||When the water in the skin was used up, she set the boy under one of the bushes.
Vayichlu hamayim min-hachemet vatashlech et-hayeled tachat achad hasichim.
Or a wooden container (cf. Ibn Ezra).
She may have begun heading toward Egypt from Beer-sheba where Abraham lived (see notes on Genesis 20:15, 16:7). This is the first mention of Beer-sheba in the Torah. It is some 25 miles east of Gerar, connected by a wadi. See Genesis 26:17.