New International Version
Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.
King James Bible
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
Darby Bible Translation
Now Abraham and Sarah were old [and] advanced in age: it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
World English Bible
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
Young's Literal Translation
And Sarah is hearkening at the opening of the tent, which is behind him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women - And consequently, naturally speaking, conception could not take place; therefore if she have a son it must be in a supernatural or miraculous way.
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"I know him that he will do the law" (Gen. xviii. 19). God wants people that He can depend upon. He could say of Abraham, "I know him, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham all that He hath spoken." God can be depended upon; He wants us to be just as decided, as reliable, as stable. This is just what faith means. God is looking for men on whom He can put the weight of all His love, and power, and faithful promises. When God finds such a soul there is nothing He will not do for him. God's engines are …
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Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead.
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
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?"
And she added, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
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