Genesis 21:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
And Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore to him.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Abraham named his son Isaac,

Good News Translation
Abraham named 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.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

New American Standard 1977
And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abraam called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarrha bore 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;
Study Bible
The Birth of Isaac
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. 4When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God had commanded him.…
Cross References
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."

Joshua 24:3
But I took your father Abraham from beyond the Euphrates and led him through all the land of Canaan, and I multiplied his 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 hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me…

Genesis 17:19
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 22:2
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.







Lexicon
And Abraham
אַבְרָהָ֜ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

gave
וַיִּקְרָ֨א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the name
שֶׁם־ (šem-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

Isaac
יִצְחָֽק׃ (yiṣ·ḥāq)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3327: Isaac -- 'he laughs', son of Abraham and Sarah

to the son
בְּנ֧וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

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

bore
יָלְדָה־ (yā·lə·ḏāh-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

to him.
לּ֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(3) Abraham called the name of his son.--Attention has been called to the fact that we have here two things contrary to subsequent usage: for, first, the father names the child, and not the mother; and, secondly, he names him at his birth, instead of waiting until his circumcision. It might be enough to answer that the child was really named by God (Genesis 17:19), and that Abraham only acknowledges that the son born was the promised Isaac; but really, as we have seen before, there was as yet no settled rule as to either of these points.

Isaac.--This name not only recorded the fact of the laughter of the father (Genesis 17:17) and of the mother (Genesis 18:12), but was a standing memorial that Isaac's birth was contrary to nature, and one of which the promise was provocative of ridicule in the sight even of his parents.

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). 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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