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So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?"
King James Bible
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?
Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham and Sarah are aged, entering into days -- the way of women hath ceased to be to Sarah;
Genesis 18:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sarah laughed - Partly through pleasure at the bare idea of the possibility of the thing, and partly from a conviction that it was extremely improbable. She appears to have been in the same spirit, and to have had the same feelings of those who, unexpectedly hearing of something of great consequence to themselves, smile and say, "The news is too good to be true;", see Genesis 21:6. There is a case very similar to this mentioned Psalm 126:1, Psalm 126:2. On Abraham's laughing, See note on Genesis 17:17.
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Genesis 18:13 And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is an hundred years old?...
Genesis 21:6,7 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me...
Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen...
Luke 1:18-20,34,35 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years...
Hebrews 11:11,12 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age...
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are, as long as you do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Genesis 18:12 Parallel CommentariesAbraham Aged Ceased Entering Grown Herself Husband Laughed Master Pleasure Sarah Thought Used Waxed Way Within Women WornAbraham Aged Ceased Entering Grown Herself Husband Laughed Master Pleasure Sarah Thought Used Waxed Way Within Women WornTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Luke 1:18 Zechariah asked the angel, "How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years."
1 Peter 3:6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
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 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?'
Psalm 45:11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.