17 Abraham fell facedown;(A) he laughed(B) and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?(C) Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”(D) 18 And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael(E) might live under your blessing!”(F)

19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son,(G) and you will call him Isaac.[a](H) I will establish my covenant with him(I) as an everlasting covenant(J) for his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers.(K) He will be the father of twelve rulers,(L) and I will make him into a great nation.(M) 21 But my covenant(N) I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you(O) by this time next year.”(P)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs.