New Living Translation
Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse a baby? Yet I have given Abraham 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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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
Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. "How could I become a father at the age of 100?" he thought. "And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?"
Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children.
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, 'Can an old woman like me have a baby?'
When Isaac grew up and was about to be weaned, Abraham prepared a huge feast to celebrate the occasion.
I curse the messenger who told my father, "Good news--you have a son!"
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