Genesis 21:8
New International Version
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.

New Living Translation
When Isaac grew up and was about to be weaned, Abraham prepared a huge feast to celebrate the occasion.

English Standard Version
And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Berean Study Bible
So the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac was weaned.

New American Standard Bible
The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

King James Bible
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

Christian Standard Bible
The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac was weaned.

Contemporary English Version
The time came when Sarah no longer had to nurse Isaac, and on that day Abraham gave a big feast.

Good News Translation
The child grew, and on the day that he was weaned, Abraham gave a great feast.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac was weaned.

International Standard Version
The child grew and eventually was weaned, so Abraham threw a tremendous banquet on the very day Isaac was weaned.

NET Bible
The child grew and was weaned. Abraham prepared a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

New Heart English Bible
The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The child grew and was weaned. On the day Isaac was weaned, Abraham held a big feast.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

New American Standard 1977
And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great banquet the day that Isaac was weaned.

King James 2000 Bible
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

American King James Version
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

American Standard Version
And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraam made a great feast the day that his son Isaac was weaned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the child grew and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the day of his weaning.

Darby Bible Translation
And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

English Revised Version
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the day that Isaac was weaned.

World English Bible
The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Young's Literal Translation
And the lad groweth, and is weaned, and Abraham maketh a great banquet in the day of Isaac's being weaned;
Study Bible
The Birth of Isaac
7She added, “Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” 8So the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac was weaned.
Cross References
Genesis 21:7
She added, "Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."

Genesis 21:9
But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking her son,

Treasury of Scripture

And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

A.

1 Samuel 1:22
But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.

Psalm 131:2
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Hosea 1:8
Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.

feast.

Genesis 19:3
And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

Genesis 26:30
And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Genesis 29:22
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.







Lexicon
So the child
הַיֶּ֖לֶד (hay·ye·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

grew
וַיִּגְדַּ֥ל (way·yiḡ·dal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great

and was weaned,
וַיִּגָּמַ֑ל (way·yig·gā·mal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1580: To deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean, ripen

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

held
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a great
גָד֔וֹל (ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

feast
מִשְׁתֶּ֣ה (miš·teh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4960: Drink, drinking, a banquet, feast

on the day
בְּי֖וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

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

was weaned.
הִגָּמֵ֥ל (hig·gā·mêl)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1580: To deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean, ripen
(8) The child grew, and was weaned.--According to tradition, Isaac was two years old when weaned. Three years is the age mentioned in 2Chronicles 31:16, 2 Maccabees 7:27; and Samuel was old enough at his weaning to be left at the tabernacle with Eli (1Samuel 1:24). In Persia and India it is still the custom to celebrate the weaning of a child by an entertainment.

Verse 8. - And the child grew, - καὶ ἠυξήθη τὸ παιδίον (LXX.): imitated by Luke concerning Christ: τὸ παιδίον ηὔξανε (Luke 2:40) - and was weaned. The verb gamal originally signifies to do good to any one, to do completely; hence to finish, or make completely ready, as an infant; hence to wean, since either at that time the period of infancy is regarded as complete, or the child s independent existence is then fully reached. The time of weaning is commonly believed to have been at the end of the second or third year (cf. 1 Samuel 1:22-24; 2 Chronicles 31:16; 2 Macc. 7:27; Josephus, 'Ant.,' 2:09, 6). And Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. Literally, in the day of the weaning of Isaac; probably, therefore, when Isaac was three years old and Ishmael seventeen. "It is still customary in the East to have a festive gathering at the time a child is weaned. Among the Hindoos, when the time for weaning has come, the event is accompanied with feasting and religious ceremonies, during which rice is formally presented to the child" ('Bible Manners and Customs,' by Rev. J. A. Freeman, M.A., ' Homiletical Quarterly,' vol. 1. p. 78; cf. Roberts' 'Oriental Illustrations,' p. 24).

CHAPTER 21:9-14 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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