Genesis 21:1
New International Version
Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.

New Living Translation
The LORD kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised.

English Standard Version
The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had promised.

Berean Study Bible
Now the LORD attended to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised.

King James Bible
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

New King James Version
And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.

NASB 1995
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.

NASB 1977
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.

Amplified Bible
The LORD graciously remembered and visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for her as He had promised.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD came to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD came to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH remembered Sara as he had said, and LORD JEHOVAH did for Sara as he had said.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord visited Sarrha, as he said, and the Lord did to Sarrha, as he spoke.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD was good to Sarah and kept his promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord visited Sara, as he had promised: and fulfilled what he had spoken.

English Revised Version
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

Good News Translation
The LORD blessed Sarah, as he had promised,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD came to help Sarah and did for her what he had promised.

International Standard Version
The LORD came to Sarah, just as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD remembered Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH has looked after Sarah as He has said, and YHWH does to Sarah as He has spoken;

NET Bible
The LORD visited Sarah just as he had said he would and did for Sarah what he had promised.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

World English Bible
Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah hath looked after Sarah as He hath said, and Jehovah doth to Sarah as He hath spoken;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Isaac
1Now the LORD attended to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised. 2So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised.…

Cross References
Galatians 4:23
His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born through the promise.

Genesis 17:16
And I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will descend from her."

Genesis 17:21
But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this time next year."

Genesis 18:10
Then the LORD said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year, and your wife Sarah will have a son!" Now Sarah was behind him, listening at the entrance to the tent.

Genesis 18:14
Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you--in about a year--and Sarah will have a son."

Genesis 24:36
My master's wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and my master has given him everything he owns.

1 Samuel 1:19
The next morning Elkanah and Hannah got up early to bow in worship before the LORD, and then returned home to Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

visited.

Genesis 50:24
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Exodus 3:16
Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

Exodus 4:31
And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Sarah as.

Genesis 17:19
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Genesis 18:10,14
And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him…

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.









XXI.

BIRTH OF ISAAC, AND REJECTION OF ISHMAEL.

(1) And the Lord (Jehovah) visited Sarah as he had said.--See Genesis 17:19, where it is Elohim who gives the promise. So here in Genesis 21:2 the name Elohim is interchanged with Jehovah.

Verse 1. - And the Lord - Jehovah; not because the verse is Jehovistic (Knobel, Bleek, et alii), but because the promise naturally falls to be implemented by him who gave it (vide Genesis 18:10) - visited - remembered with love (Onkelos), ἐπισκέψατο (LXX.; cf. Genesis 50:24; Exodus 4:31; 1 Samuel 2:21; Isaiah 23:17); though it sometimes means to approach in judgment (vide Exodus 20:5; Exodus 32:34). Alleged to be peculiar to the Jehovist (the term used by the Elohist being זָכַר: Genesis 8:1; Genesis 19:29; Genesis 30:20), the word occurs in Genesis 1:24, which Tuch and Bleek ascribe to the Elohist - Sarah as he had said (Genesis 17:21; Genesis 18:10, 14), - God's word of promise being ever the rule of his performance (cf. Exodus 12:25; Luke 1:72) - and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken - i.e. implemented his promise; the proof of which is next given (cf. Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

attended
פָּקַ֥ד (pā·qaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

to Sarah
שָׂרָ֖ה (śā·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8283: Sarah -- 'princess', a wife of Abraham

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

He had said,
אָמָ֑ר (’ā·mār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

and the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

did
וַיַּ֧עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for Sarah
לְשָׂרָ֖ה (lə·śā·rāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8283: Sarah -- 'princess', a wife of Abraham

what
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

He had promised.
דִּבֵּֽר׃ (dib·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


Jump to Previous
Gracious Note Promised Remembered Sarah Undertaken Visited
Jump to Next
Gracious Note Promised Remembered Sarah Undertaken Visited
Links
Genesis 21:1 NIV
Genesis 21:1 NLT
Genesis 21:1 ESV
Genesis 21:1 NASB
Genesis 21:1 KJV

Genesis 21:1 BibleApps.com
Genesis 21:1 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 21:1 Chinese Bible
Genesis 21:1 French Bible
Genesis 21:1 Clyx Quotations

OT Law: Genesis 21:1 Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said (Gen. Ge Gn)
Genesis 20:18
Top of Page
Top of Page