Genesis 21:6
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New International Version
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."

King James Bible
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

Darby Bible Translation
And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.

World English Bible
Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."

Young's Literal Translation
and Sarah saith, 'God hath made laughter for me; every one who is hearing laugheth for me.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God hath made me to laugh - Sarah alludes here to the circumstance mentioned Genesis 18:12; and as she seems to use the word to laugh in this place, not in the sense of being incredulous but to express such pleasure or happiness as almost suspends the reasoning faculty for a time, it justifies the observation on the above-named verse. See a similar case in Luke 24:41, where the disciples were so overcome with the good news of our Lord's resurrection, that it is said, They believed not for joy.

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God.

Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is an hundred years old?...

Genesis 18:12-15 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also...

1 Samuel 1:26-28 And she said, Oh my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman that stood by you here, praying to the LORD...

1 Samuel 2:1-10 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over my enemies...

Psalm 113:9 He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen...

Isaiah 49:15,21 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget...

Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child...

Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord...

John 16:21,22 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child...

Galatians 4:27,28 For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bore not; break forth and cry, you that travail not...

Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age...

to laugh. Sarah most likely remembered the circumstance mentioned in ch.

Genesis 18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

; and also the name Isaac, which implies laughter.

will laugh.

Luke 1:14,58 And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth...

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

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Compassion for Souls
Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Cross References
Genesis 17:17
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?"

Genesis 18:13
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'

Psalm 126:2
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

Isaiah 54:1
"Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:15
Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, "A child is born to you--a son!"

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