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

New Living Translation
She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would.

English Standard Version
And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him.

Berean Study Bible
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.

New American Standard Bible
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

King James Bible
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Christian Standard Bible
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time God had told him.

Contemporary English Version
Although Abraham was very old, Sarah had a son exactly at the time God had said.

Good News Translation
and she became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham when he was old. The boy was born at the time God had said he would be born.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time God had told him.

International Standard Version
Sarah conceived and gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age, at the very time that God had told him.

NET Bible
So Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the appointed time that God had told him.

New Heart English Bible
Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So she became pregnant, and at the exact time God had promised, she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

New American Standard 1977
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

King James 2000 Bible
For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

American King James Version
For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

American Standard Version
And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she conceived and bore to Abraam a son in old age, at the set time according as the Lord spoke to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she conceived and bore a son in her old age, at the time that God had foretold her.

Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

English Revised Version
And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Webster's Bible Translation
For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

World English Bible
Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Sarah conceiveth, and beareth a son to Abraham, to his old age, at the appointed time that God hath spoken of with him;
Study Bible
The Birth of Isaac
1Now the LORD attended to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised. 2So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3And Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore to him.…
Cross References
Acts 7:8
Then God gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision, and Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day. And Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.

Galatians 4:22
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.

Hebrews 11:11
By faith Sarah, even though she was barren and beyond the opportune age, was enabled to conceive a child, because she considered Him faithful who had promised.

Genesis 17:19
But God replied, "Your wife Sarah will indeed bear you a son, and you are to name him Isaac. I will establish My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

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

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

Genesis 18:14
Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you--in about a year--and Sarah will have a son."

Treasury of Scripture

For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

conceived.

2 Kings 4:16,17
And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid…

Luke 1:24,25,36
And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, …

Acts 7:8
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

at the set.

Genesis 17:19,21
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him…

Genesis 18:10,14
And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him…

Romans 9:9
For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.







Lexicon
So Sarah
שָׂרָ֧ה (śā·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8283: Sarah -- 'princess', a wife of Abraham

conceived
וַתַּהַר֩ (wat·ta·har)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2029: To conceive, become pregnant

and bore
וַתֵּ֨לֶד (wat·tê·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

a son
בֵּ֖ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

to Abraham
לְאַבְרָהָ֛ם (lə·’aḇ·rā·hām)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

in his old age,
לִזְקֻנָ֑יו (liz·qu·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2208: Old age

at the very time
לַמּוֹעֵ֕ד (lam·mō·w·‘êḏ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

God
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

had promised him.
דִּבֶּ֥ר (dib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue
Verse 2. - For Sarah conceived, - through faith receiving strength from God for that purpose (Hebrews 11:11); the fruit of the womb, in every instance God's handiwork (Isaiah 44:2), being in her case a special gift of grace and product of Divine power - and bare - the usual construction (Genesis 29:32; Genesis 30:5) is here somewhat modified by the Jehovist (Kalisch); but the clause may be compared with Genesis 30:22, 23, commonly assigned to the Elohlst - Abraham (literally, to Abraham) a son in his old age, - literally, to his old age; εἰς τὸ γῆρας (LXX.) - at the set time (vide Genesis 17:21; Genesis 18:10, 14) of which God had spoken to him. God's word gave Abraham strength to beget, Sarah to conceive, and Isaac to come forth. Three times repeated in two verses, the clause points to the supernatural character of Isaac's birth. 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.
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