Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, "Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah give birth at the age of ninety?"
Cross ReferencesLuke 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."
Without weakening in his faith, he acknowledged the decrepitness of his body (since he was about a hundred years old) and the lifelessness of Sarah's womb.
Then Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,
And Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live under Your blessing!"
And Abraham and Sarah were already old and well along in years. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
So she laughed to herself, saying, "After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?"
Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
Then Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears of this will laugh with me."
She added, "Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
Chapter Outline1. God renews the covenant with Abram,
5. and changes his name to Abraham, in token of a greater blessing.
9. Circumcision is instituted.
15. Sarai's name is changed to Sarah, and she is blessed.
17. Isaac is promised, and the time of his birth fixed.
23. Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.
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Numbers 16:22, 45
Deuteronomy 9:18, 25
1 Chronicles 21:16
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