Genesis 21:7
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New Living Translation
Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse a baby? Yet I have given Abraham a son in his old age!"

King James Bible
And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

Darby Bible Translation
And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.

World English Bible
She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."

Young's Literal Translation
She saith also, 'Who hath said to Abraham, Sarah hath suckled sons, that I have born a son for his old age?'

Genesis 21:7 Parallel
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The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4

The Holiness of God
The next attribute is God's holiness. Exod 15:51. Glorious in holiness.' Holiness is the most sparkling jewel of his crown; it is the name by which God is known. Psa 111:1. Holy and reverend is his name.' He is the holy One.' Job 6:60. Seraphims cry, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.' Isa 6:6. His power makes him mighty, his holiness makes him glorious. God's holiness consists in his perfect love of righteousness, and abhorrence of evil. Of purer eyes than
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 17:17
Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. "How could I become a father at the age of 100?" he thought. "And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?"

Genesis 18:11
Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children.

Genesis 18:13
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, 'Can an old woman like me have a baby?'

Genesis 21:8
When Isaac grew up and was about to be weaned, Abraham prepared a huge feast to celebrate the occasion.

Jeremiah 20:15
I curse the messenger who told my father, "Good news--you have a son!"

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