16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her.(A) I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations;(B) kings of peoples will come from her.”

17 Abraham fell facedown;(C) he laughed(D) and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?(E) Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”(F)

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The Birth of Isaac

21 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah(A) as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised.(B) Sarah became pregnant and bore a son(C) to Abraham in his old age,(D) at the very time God had promised him.(E) Abraham gave the name Isaac[a](F) to the son Sarah bore him.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 21:3 Isaac means he laughs.

Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter,(A) and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” 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.”(B)

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