Genesis 21:8
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English Standard Version
And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

King James Bible
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

American Standard Version
And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the child grew and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the day of his weaning.

English Revised Version
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the day that Isaac was weaned.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Birth of Isaac. - Jehovah did for Sarah what God had promised in Genesis 17:6 (cf. Genesis 18:14): she conceived, and at the time appointed bore a son to Abraham, when he was 100 years old. Abraham gave it the name of Jizchak (or Isaac), and circumcised it on the eighth day. The name for the promised son had been selected by God, in connection with Abraham's laughing (Genesis 17:17 and Genesis 17:19), to indicate the nature of his birth and existence. For as his laughing sprang from the contrast between the idea and the reality; so through a miracle of grace the birth of Isaac gave effect to this contrast between the promise of God and the pledge of its fulfilment on the one hand, and the incapacity of Abraham for begetting children, and of Sarah for bearing them, on the other; and through this name, Isaac was designated as the fruit of omnipotent grace working against and above the forces of nature. Sarah also, who had previously laughed with unbelief at the divine promise (Genesis 18:12), found a reason in the now accomplished birth of the promised son for laughing with joyous amazement; so that she exclaimed, with evident allusion to his name, "A laughing hath God prepared for me; every one who hears it will laugh to me" (i.e., will rejoice with me, in amazement at the blessing of God which has come upon me even in my old age), and gave a fitting expression to the joy of her heart, in this inspired tristich (Genesis 21:7): "Who would have said unto Abraham: Sarah is giving suck; for I have born a son to his old age." מלּל is the poetic word for דּבּר, and מי before the perfect has the sense of - whoever has said, which we should express as a subjunctive; cf. 2 Kings 20:9; Psalm 11:3, etc.

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1 Samuel 1:22 But Hannah went not up; for she said to her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him...

Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Hosea 1:8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bore a son.

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Genesis 19:3 And he pressed on them greatly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast...

Genesis 26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Genesis 29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Genesis 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants...

Judges 14:10,12 So his father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do...

1 Samuel 25:36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him...

2 Samuel 3:20 So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast.

1 Kings 3:15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

Esther 1:3 In the third year of his reign, he made a feast to all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media...

Cross References
Genesis 21:7
And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."

Genesis 21:9
But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing.

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