Genesis 21:7
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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?'

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Clarke'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


Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel...

Deuteronomy 4:32-34 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth...

Psalm 86:8,10 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like to your works...

Isaiah 49:21 Then shall you say in your heart, Who has begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive...

Isaiah 66:8 Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?...

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints...

for I.

Genesis 18:11,12 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women...

Compassion 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.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Cross References
Genesis 17:17
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?"

Genesis 18:11
Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.

Genesis 18:13
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'

Genesis 21:8
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.

Jeremiah 20:15
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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