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.
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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CommentaryKeil 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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1893. and was.
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."
But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing.
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