New Living Translation
Then one of them said, "I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!" Sarah was listening to this conversation from the tent.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, I will certainly return to thee at this time of the year, and behold, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent-door, which was behind him.
World English Bible
He said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'returning I return unto thee, about the time of life, and lo, to Sarah thy wife a son.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:10 I will certainly return unto thee - And visit thee. God will return to those that bid him welcome.
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For God had promised, "I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."
The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God's promise. But the son of the freeborn wife was born as God's own fulfillment of his promise.
And I will bless her and give you a son from her! Yes, I will bless her richly, and she will become the mother of many nations. Kings of nations will be among her descendants."
But God replied, "No--Sarah, your wife, will give birth to a son for you. You will name him Isaac, and I will confirm my covenant with him and his descendants as an everlasting covenant.
But my covenant will be confirmed with Isaac, who will be born to you and Sarah about this time next year."
"Where is Sarah, your wife?" the visitors asked. "She's inside the tent," Abraham replied.
Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."
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