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15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but [a]Sarah shall be her name. 16 And I will bless her (A)and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother (B)of nations; (C)kings of peoples shall be from her.”

17 Then Abraham fell on his face (D)and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?

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  1. Genesis 17:15 Lit. Princess

Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?”

So he said, “Here, (A)in the tent.”

10 And He said, “I will certainly return to you (B)according to the time of life, and behold, (C)Sarah your wife shall have a son.”

(Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.) 11 Now (D)Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and [a]Sarah (E)had passed the age of childbearing. 12 Therefore Sarah (F)laughed within herself, saying, (G)“After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my (H)lord being old also?”

13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ 14 (I)Is anything too hard for the Lord? (J)At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid.

And He said, “No, but you did laugh!”

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  1. Genesis 18:11 Lit. the manner of women had ceased to be with Sarah

Isaac Is Born(A)

21 And the Lord (B)visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah (C)as He had spoken. For Sarah (D)conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, (E)at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—(F)Isaac.[a] Then Abraham (G)circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, (H)as God had commanded him. Now (I)Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, (J)“God has [b]made me laugh, and all who hear (K)will laugh with me.” She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? (L)For I have borne him a son in his old age.”

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  1. Genesis 21:3 Lit. Laughter
  2. Genesis 21:6 Lit. made laughter for me

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