Genesis 21:6
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New International Version
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."

New Living Translation
And Sarah declared, "God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me.

English Standard Version
And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”

New American Standard Bible
Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."

King James Bible
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears will laugh with me."

International Standard Version
Now Sarah had said, "God has caused me to laugh, and all who hear about it will laugh with me."

NET Bible
Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."

New Heart English Bible
Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter for me; every one that heareth will laugh on account of me.'

New American Standard 1977
And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Sarah said, God has made me to laugh so that all that hear will laugh with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

American King James Version
And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

American Standard Version
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh. Every one that heareth will laugh with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Sara said: God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall hear of it will laugh with me.

Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.

English Revised Version
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh; every one that heareth will laugh with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

World English Bible
Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."

Young's Literal Translation
and Sarah saith, 'God hath made laughter for me; every one who is hearing laugheth for me.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Birth of Isaac
5Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me." 7And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."…
Cross References
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 126:2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

Isaiah 54:1
"Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:15
Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.
Treasury of Scripture

And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

God.

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

Genesis 18:12-15 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed …

1 Samuel 1:26-28 And she said, Oh my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman …

1 Samuel 2:1-10 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn …

Psalm 113:9 He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother …

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

Isaiah 49:15,21 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, …

Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord…

John 16:21,22 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: …

Galatians 4:27,28 For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bore not; break forth …

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

to laugh. Sarah most likely remembered the circumstance mentioned in ch.

Genesis 18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed …

will laugh.

Luke 1:14,58 And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth…

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

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