Genesis 18:12
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New International Version
So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?"

New Living Translation
So she laughed silently to herself and said, "How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master--my husband--is also so old?"

English Standard Version
So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?”

New American Standard Bible
Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"

King James Bible
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So she laughed to herself: "After I have become shriveled up and my lord is old, will I have delight?"

International Standard Version
That's why Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, "After I'm so old and my husband is old, too, am I going to have sex?"

NET Bible
So Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, "After I am worn out will I have pleasure, especially when my husband is old too?"

New Heart English Bible
Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And so Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, "Now that I've become old, will I enjoy myself again? What's more, my husband is old!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Sarah laughed within herself, saying: 'After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?'

New American Standard 1977
And Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I have grown old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

American King James Version
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

American Standard Version
And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old, and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure?

Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?

English Revised Version
And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

World English Bible
Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham and Sarah are aged, entering into days -- the way of women hath ceased to be to Sarah;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Sarah Laughs at the Promise
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?" 13And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?'…
Cross References
Luke 1:18
"How can I be sure of this?" Zechariah asked the angel. "I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years."

1 Peter 3:6
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham and called him lord. You are her children if you do what is right and refuse to quiver in fear.

Genesis 17:17
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"

Genesis 18:13
And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?'

Psalm 45:11
Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

laughed.

Genesis 18:13 And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall …

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

Genesis 21:6,7 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will …

Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: …

Luke 1:18-20,34,35 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I …

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

my.

Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife …

1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you …

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