New International Version
And she added, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
King James Bible
And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
Darby Bible Translation
And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For I have borne [him] a son in his old age.
World English Bible
She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."
Young's Literal Translation
She saith also, 'Who hath said to Abraham, Sarah hath suckled sons, that I have born a son for his old age?'
Genesis 21:7 Parallel
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.
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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?"
Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
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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