Genesis 18:12

“Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore Sarah laughed within her selfe, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I haue pleasure, my lord being old also?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Sarah, laughing to herself, said, Now that I am used up am I still to have pleasure, my husband himself being old?
- Basic English Bible

And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?
- Darby Bible

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
- Webster's Bible

Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
- World English Bible

and Abraham and Sarah [are] aged, entering into days -- the way of women hath ceased to be to Sarah;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Sarah laughed within herself, saying: 'After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 18:12


18:12 Sarah laughed within herself - It was not a laughter of faith, like Abraham's, #Ge 17:17|, but a laughter of doubting and distrust. The great objection which Sarah could not get over was her age. I am waxed old, and past child - bearing in a course of nature, especially having been hitherto barren, and which magnifies the difficulty, My lord is old also. Observe here, That Sarah calls Abraham her lord, and the Holy Ghost takes notice of it to her honour, and recommends it to the imitation of all Christian wives, #1Pe 3:6|. Sarah obeyed Abraham calling him lord, in token of respect and subjection.


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