Genesis 18:14
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New International Version
Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son."

New Living Translation
Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."

English Standard Version
Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

New American Standard Bible
"Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."

King James Bible
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is anything impossible for the LORD? At the appointed time I will come back to you, and in about a year she will have a son."

International Standard Version
Is anything impossible for the LORD? At the time set for it, I will return to you—about a year from now—and Sarah will have a son."

NET Bible
Is anything impossible for the LORD? I will return to you when the season comes round again and Sarah will have a son."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will come back to you next year at this time, and Sarah will have a son."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

King James 2000 Bible
Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

American King James Version
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

American Standard Version
Is anything too hard for Jehovah? At the set time I will return unto thee, when the season cometh round, and Sarah shall have a son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is there any thing hard to God? according to appointment I will return to thee at this same time, life accompanying, and Sara shall have a son.

Darby Bible Translation
Is [any] matter too wonderful for Jehovah? At the time appointed I will return to thee, at [this] time of the year, and Sarah shall have a son.

English Revised Version
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the set time I will return unto thee, when the season cometh round, and Sarah shall have a son.

Webster's Bible Translation
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

World English Bible
Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Abraham, 'Why is this? Sarah hath laughed, saying, Is it true really -- I bear -- and I am aged? Is any thing too wonderful for Jehovah? at the appointed time I return unto thee, about the time of life, and Sarah hath a son.'
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 14. - Is any thing too hard for the Lord? Literally, Is any word too wonderful, i.e. impossible, for Jehovah μὴ ἀδυνατήσει παρὰ τῷ θεῷ ῤῆμα (LXX.), with which may be compared Luke 1:37. At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life (vide supra, Ver. 10), and Sarah shall have a son.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Is anything too hard for the Lord?.... Whose power is infinite; or "too wonderful" (x), so wonderful and beyond all belief, that it can never be thought it will be done by him; and why then should it be thought incredible or impossible that Sarah should have a child, though she is old? Or, is "anything hidden from the Lord" (y)? Nothing can be, not Sarah's laughter.

At the time appointed will I return to thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son; which words are repeated not merely for the confirmation of Abraham's faith, which staggered not, but to remove Sarah's unbelief, and to encourage her faith in the divine promise.

(x) "nunquid mirabile vel mirificabitur", Munster, Piscator, Schmidt. (y) "Nunquid abscondetur", Pagninus, Cartwright; "an potest occultari", Junius & Tremellius, Fagius; so the Targum of Jonathan and Aben Ezra.



Genesis 18:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sarah Laughs at the Promise
13And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?' 14"Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son." 15Sarah denied it however, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. And He said, "No, but you did laugh."
Cross References
Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Luke 1:37
For no word from God will ever fail."

Romans 4:21
being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Genesis 17:21
But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."

Genesis 18:10
Then one of them said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son." Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.

Genesis 18:13
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'

Genesis 18:15
Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you did laugh."

Genesis 21:1
Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.

Genesis 21:2
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.

2 Kings 4:16
"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord!" she objected. "Please, man of God, don't mislead your servant!"

Job 42:2
"I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Isaiah 50:2
When I came, why was there no one? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Was my arm too short to deliver you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? By a mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert; their fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst.

Jeremiah 32:17
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 32:27
"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Daniel 6:20
When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?"

Zechariah 8:6
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?" declares the LORD Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture

Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

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Numbers 11:23 And the LORD said to Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? you shall …

Deuteronomy 7:21 You shall not be affrighted at them: for the LORD your God is among …

1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and …

2 Kings 7:1,2 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD…

Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength …

Job 42:2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld …

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed …

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Zechariah 8:6 Thus said the LORD of hosts; If it be marvelous in the eyes of the …

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: …

Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and …

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; …

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not …

Luke 1:13,37 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is …

Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; …

I will.

Genesis 18:10 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time …

Genesis 17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear …

Deuteronomy 30:3 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion …

2 Kings 4:16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, you …

Psalm 90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Luke 1:13,18 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is …

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