Genesis 18:13

“And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 18:13

And the LORD said vnto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying; Shall I of a surety beare a childe, which am old?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear {a child,} when I am {so} old?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, Why was Sarah laughing and saying, Is it possible for me, being old, to give birth to a child?
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Abraham, Why is this, that Sarah laughs, saying, Shall I indeed bear, when I am become old?
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I certainly bear a child, who am old?
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Will I really bear a child, yet I am old?'
- World English Bible

and Sarah laugheth in her heart, saying, `After I have waxed old I have had pleasure! -- my lord also [is] old!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Abraham: 'Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying: Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 18:13

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 18:13


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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