Genesis 18:11
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New International Version
Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.

New Living Translation
Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children.

English Standard Version
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah.

New American Standard Bible
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.

King James Bible
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham and Sarah were old and getting on in years. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.

International Standard Version
Abraham and Sarah were old—really old —and Sarah was beyond the age of childbearing.

NET Bible
Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; Sarah had long since passed menopause.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham and Sarah were old. Sarah was past the age of childbearing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

American King James Version
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

American Standard Version
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now they were both old, and far advanced in years, and it had ceased to be with Sara after the manner of women.

Darby Bible Translation
Now Abraham and Sarah were old [and] advanced in age: it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

English Revised Version
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and far advanced in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

World English Bible
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.

Young's Literal Translation
And Sarah is hearkening at the opening of the tent, which is behind him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:9-15 Where is Sarah thy wife? was asked. Note the answer, In the tent. Just at hand, in her proper place, occupied in her household concerns. There is nothing got by gadding. Those are most likely to receive comfort from God and his promises, who are in their proper place, and in the way of their duty, Lu 2:8. We are slow of heart to believe, and need line upon line to the same purport. The blessings others have from common providence, believers have from the Divine promise, which makes them very sweet, and very sure. The spiritual seed of Abraham owe their life, and joy, and hope, and all, to the promise. Sarah thinks this too good news to be true; she laughed, and therefore cannot as yet find in her heart to believe it. Sarah laughed. We might not have thought there was a difference between Sarah's laughter and Abraham's, ch. 17:17; but He who searches the heart, saw that the one sprung from unbelief, and the other from faith. She denied that she had laughed. One sin commonly brings in another, and it is not likely we shall strictly keep to truth, when we question the Divine truth. But whom the Lord loves he will rebuke, convict, silence, and bring to repentance, and if they sin before him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age. Literally, gone into days, i.e. into years. This was the first natural impediment to the accomplishment of Jehovah's premise; the second was peculiar to Sarah. And it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women (vide Leviticus 15:19, 25).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age,.... The one being ninety nine years of age, and the other eighty nine; and which is observed to make it the more surprising that they should have a son at such an age; and what follows still makes it more so:

and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women; her monthly visitors had left her, so that she was unfit for conception, and there could be no hope of it in a natural way; though the philosopher (w) intimates, that there are some, that it is possible, may conceive without them.

(w) Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 7. c. 2.



Genesis 18:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sarah Laughs at the Promise
10He said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing. 12Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"…
Cross References
Romans 4:19
Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead.

Hebrews 11:11
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Genesis 17:17
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"

Genesis 21:7
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."

Genesis 24:1
Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
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Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

old.

Genesis 17:17,24 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, …

Luke 1:7,18,36 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they …

Romans 4:18-21 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father …

Hebrews 11:11,12,19 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, …

the.

Genesis 31:35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot …

Leviticus 15:19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, …

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