Genesis 21:3
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New International Version
Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.

New Living Translation
And Abraham named their son Isaac.

English Standard Version
Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.

New American Standard Bible
Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

King James Bible
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham named his son who was born to him--the one Sarah bore to him--Isaac.

International Standard Version
Abraham named his son who was born to him Isaac—the very one whom Sarah bore for him!

NET Bible
Abraham named his son--whom Sarah bore to him--Isaac.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham named his newborn son Isaac.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

American King James Version
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

American Standard Version
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abraham called the name of his son, whom Sara bore him, Isaac.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

English Revised Version
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

World English Bible
Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham calleth the name of his son who is born to him, whom Sarah hath born to him -- Isaac;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

21:1-8 Few under the Old Testament were brought into the world with such expectations as Isaac. He was in this a type of Christ, that Seed which the holy God so long promised, and holy men so long expected. He was born according to the promise, at the set time of which God had spoken. God's promised mercies will certainly come at the time which He sets, and that is the best time. Isaac means laughter, and there was good reason for the name, ch. 17:17; 18:13. When the Sun of comfort is risen upon the soul, it is good to remember how welcome the dawning of the day was. When Sarah received the promise, she laughed with distrust and doubt. When God gives us the mercies we began to despair of, we ought to remember with sorrow and shame our sinful distrust of his power and promise, when we were in pursuit of them. This mercy filled Sarah with joy and wonder. God's favours to his covenant people are such as surpass their own and others' thoughts and expectations: who could imagine that he should do so much for those that deserve so little, nay, for those that deserve so ill? Who would have said that God should send his Son to die for us, his Spirit to make us holy, his angels to attend us? Who would have said that such great sins should be pardoned, such mean services accepted, and such worthless worms taken into covenant? A short account of Isaac's infancy is given. God's blessing upon the nursing of children, and the preservation of them through the perils of the infant age, are to be acknowledged as signal instances of the care and tenderness of the Divine providence. See Ps 22:9,10; Ho 11:1,2.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And Abraham called the name of his son - the naming of a child by its father is, according to partitionists, a peculiarity of the Elohist as distinguished from the Jehovist, who assigns that function to the mother; but vide Genesis 16:15 - that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him (the latter clause being added to distinguish him from Hagar's child), Isaac - laughter; the name appointed for him by God before his birth (Genesis 17:19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Abraham called the name of his son that was borne unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. Which is the name he was directed to give him, Genesis 17:19; and he remembers the order, and is obedient to it; the reason of which name, which signifies laughter, was on account of his laughing for joy at the promise made him, as well as there might be afterwards a further reason for it, from Sarah's laughing through distrust; and it might presignify the joy and laughter that would be expressed by others at his birth; and perhaps also that he would be the object of the laughter and derision of his brother; such a number of events agreeing with his name.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3, 4. Abraham called the name of his son … Isaac … and circumcised—God was acknowledged in the name which, by divine command, was given for a memorial (compare Ge 17:19), and also in the dedication of the child by administering the seal of the covenant (compare Ge 17:10-12).

Genesis 21:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Birth of Isaac
2So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him. 3Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 4Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:19
Then God said, "Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

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

Joshua 24:3
But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the Euphrates and led him throughout Canaan and gave him many descendants. I gave him Isaac,
Treasury of Scripture

And Abraham called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

Genesis 21:6,12 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will …

Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you …

Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, …

Joshua 24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, …

Matthew 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas …

Acts 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat …

Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: …

Hebrews 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called:

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