New International Version
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
King James Bible
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.
World English Bible
Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."
Young's Literal Translation
and Sarah saith, 'God hath made laughter for me; every one who is hearing laugheth for me.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God hath made me to laugh - Sarah alludes here to the circumstance mentioned Genesis 18:12; and as she seems to use the word to laugh in this place, not in the sense of being incredulous but to express such pleasure or happiness as almost suspends the reasoning faculty for a time, it justifies the observation on the above-named verse. See a similar case in Luke 24:41, where the disciples were so overcome with the good news of our Lord's resurrection, that it is said, They believed not for joy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to laugh. Sarah most likely remembered the circumstance mentioned in ch.
; and also the name Isaac, which implies laughter.
LibraryCompassion for Souls
Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
"Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.
Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, "A child is born to you--a son!"
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