Genesis 18:15
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English Standard Version
But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

King James Bible
Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

American Standard Version
Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sara denied, saying: I did not laugh: for she was afraid. But the Lord said, Nay: but thou didst laugh:

English Revised Version
Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

During the meal, at which Abraham stood, and waited upon them as the host, they asked for Sarah, for whom the visit was chiefly intended. On being told that she was in the tent, where she could hear, therefore, all that passed under the tree in front of the tent, the one whom Abraham addressed as Adonai (my Lord), and who is called Jehovah in Genesis 18:13, said, "I will return to thee (חיּה כּעת) at this time, when it lives again" (חיּה, reviviscens, without the article, Ges. 111, 2b), i.e., at this time next year; "and, behold, Sarah, thy wife, will (then) have a son." Sarah heard this at the door of the tent; "and it was behind Him" (Jehovah), so that she could not be seen by Him as she stood at the door. But as the fulfilment of this promise seemed impossible to her, on account of Abraham's extreme age, and the fact that her own womb had lost the power of conception, she laughed within herself, thinking that she was not observed. But that she might know that the promise was made by the omniscient and omnipotent God, He reproved her for laughing, saying, "Is anything too wonderful (i.e., impossible) for Jehovah? at the time appointed I will return unto thee," etc.; and when her perplexity led her to deny it, He convicted her of falsehood. Abraham also had laughed at this promise (Genesis 17:17), and without receiving any reproof. For his laughing was the joyous outburst of astonishment; Sarah's, on the contrary, the result of doubt and unbelief, which had to be broken down by reproof, and, as the result showed, really was broken down, inasmuch as she conceived and bore a son, whom she could only have conceived in faith (Hebrews 11:11).

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denied.

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Genesis 12:13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.

Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God...

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

John 18:17,25-27 Then said the damsel that kept the door to Peter, Are not you also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not...

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Nay.

Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Mark 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them...

John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

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Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son."

Genesis 18:16
Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way.

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