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Genesis 23:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the life of Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years. These were the years of the life of Sarah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the life of Sarah came to be, a hundred and twenty-seven years,—the years of the life of Sarah.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the life of Sarah is a hundred and twenty and seven years—years of the life of Sarah;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Sara lived a hundred and twenty-seven years.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Sarah was an hundred and seuen and twenty yeeres olde: [these were] the yeeres of the life of Sarah.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the life of Sarah{gr.Sarrha} was an hundred and twenty-seven years.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And r שָׂרָה 8283
{8283} Prime
שָׂרָה
Sarah
{saw-raw'}
The same as H8282; Sarah, Abraham's wife.
was 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).
an hundred 3967
{3967} Prime
מֵאָה
me'ah
{may-aw'}
Probably a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction.
y8141
[8141] Standard
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
and seven 7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
y8141
[8141] Standard
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
and twenty 6242
{6242} Prime
עֶשְׂרִים
`esriym
{es-reem'}
From H6235; twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth.
years 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
old: 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
[these were] the years 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
of the life 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
of r שָׂרָה. 8283
{8283} Prime
שָׂרָה
Sarah
{saw-raw'}
The same as H8282; Sarah, Abraham's wife.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 23:1

_ _ Genesis 23:1, Genesis 23:2. Age and death of Sarah.

_ _ Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old, etc. — Sarah is the only woman in Scripture whose age, death, and burial are mentioned, probably to do honor to the venerable mother of the Hebrew people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 23:1-2

_ _ We have here, 1. Sarah's age, Genesis 23:1. Almost forty years before, she had called herself old, Genesis 18:12. Old people will die never the sooner, but may die the better, for reckoning themselves old. 2. Her death, Genesis 23:2. The longest liver must die at last. Abraham and Sarah had lived comfortably together many years; but death parts those whom nothing else could part. The special friends and favourites of Heaven are not exempted from the stroke of death. She died in the land of Canaan, where she had been above sixty years a sojourner. 3. Abraham's mourning for her; and he was a true mourner. He did not only perform the ceremonies of mourning according to the custom of those time, as the mourners that go about the streets, but he did sincerely lament the great loss he had of a good wife, and gave proof of the constancy of his affection to her to the last. Two words are used: he came both to mourn and to weep. His sorrow was not counterfeit, but real. He came to her tent, and sat down by the corpse, there to pay the tribute of his tears, that his eye might affect his heart, and that he might pay the greater respect to the memory of her that was gone. Note, It is not only lawful, but it is a duty, to lament the death of our near relations, both in compliance with the providence of God, who thus calls to weeping and mourning, and in honour to those to whom honour is due. Tears are a tribute due to our deceased friends. When a body is sown, it must be watered. But we must not sorrow as those that have no hope; for we have a good hope through grace both concerning them and concerning ourselves.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
am 2144, bc 1860

Sarah:
It is worthy of remark, that Sarah is the only woman whose age, death, and burial are distinctly noted in the Sacred writings.

an:

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?
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