New Living Translation
She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would.
King James Bible
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
World English Bible
Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Sarah conceiveth, and beareth a son to Abraham, to his old age, at the appointed time that God hath spoken of with him;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:2 Sarah conceived - Sarah by faith, received strength to conceive, Heb 11:11. God therefore, by promise, gave that strength. Abraham was old, and Sarah old, and both as good as dead, and then the word of God took place.
LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
The Holiness of God
"God also gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision at that time. So when Abraham became the father of Isaac, he circumcised him on the eighth day. And the practice was continued when Isaac became the father of Jacob, and when Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs of the Israelite nation.
The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave wife and one from his freeborn wife.
It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise.
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."
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.
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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