11 By faith (A)Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered (B)him faithful who had promised.

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23 (A)Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for (B)he who promised is faithful.

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20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that (A)God was able to do what he had promised.

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11 Now (A)Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. 12 (B)So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, (C)“After I am worn out, and (D)my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 14 (E)Is anything too hard[a] for the Lord? (F)At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 18:14 Or wonderful

The Birth of Isaac

21 The Lord (A)visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah (B)as he had promised. And Sarah (C)conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age (D)at the time of which God had spoken to him.

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17 Then Abraham (A)fell on his face (B)and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” 18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” 19 God said, “No, but (C)Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name (D)Isaac.[a] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs

For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, (A)calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and (B)do not fear anything that is frightening.

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36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her (A)who was called barren.

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