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Genesis 18:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So then Sarah laughed within herself, saying: After I am past age, hath there come to me pleasure, my lord, also being old?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Abraham and Sarah [are] aged, entering into days—the way of women hath ceased to be to Sarah;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old, and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore Sarah laughed within her selfe, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I haue pleasure, my lord being old also?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Sarah{gr.Sarrha} laughed in herself, saying, The thing has not as yet happened to me, even until now, and my lord is old.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my adon being old also?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore r שָׂרָה 8283
{8283} Prime
שָׂרָה
Sarah
{saw-raw'}
The same as H8282; Sarah, Abraham's wife.
laughed 6711
{6711} Prime
צָחַק
tsachaq
{tsaw-khak'}
A primitive root; to laugh outright (in merriment or scorn); by implication to sport.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
within x7130
(7130) Complement
קֶרֶב
qereb
{keh'-reb}
From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
herself, y7130
[7130] Standard
קֶרֶב
qereb
{keh'-reb}
From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
After 310
{0310} Prime
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
I am waxed old 1086
{1086} Prime
בָּלָה
balah
{baw-law'}
A primitive root; to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively consume, spend).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
shall I have x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
pleasure, 5730
{5730} Prime
עֵדֶן
`eden
{ay'-den}
From H5727; pleasure.
my n אֲדוֹן 113
{0113} Prime
אָדוֹן
'adown
{aw-done'}
From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine).
being old x2204
(2204) Complement
זָקֵן
zaqen
{zaw-kane'}
A primitive root; to be old.
also? y2204
[2204] Standard
זָקֵן
zaqen
{zaw-kane'}
A primitive root; to be old.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 18:12

_ _ Therefore Sarah laughed within herself — Long delay seems to have weakened faith. Sarah treated the announcement as incredible, and when taxed with the silent sneer, she added falsehood to distrust. It was an aggravated offense (Acts 5:4), and nothing but grace saved her (Romans 9:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 18:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 18:12

Sarah laughed within herself — It was not a laughter of faith, like Abraham's, Genesis 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, 1 Peter 3:6. Sarah obeyed Abraham calling him lord, in token of respect and subjection.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 18:12

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

(g) For she believed the order of nature, rather than believing the promise of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
laughed:

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?
Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
Genesis 21:6-7 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so that] all that hear will laugh with me. ... 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.
Psalms 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
Luke 1:18-20 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. ... And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
Luke 1:34-35 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? ... And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Hebrews 11:11-12 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. ... Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

my:

Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
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Gn 17:17; 18:13; 21:6. Ps 126:2. Lk 1:18, 34. Ep 5:33. He 11:11. 1P 3:6.

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