17 Abraham fell facedown;(A) he laughed(B) and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?(C) Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”(D) 18 And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael(E) might live under your blessing!”(F)

19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son,(G) and you will call him Isaac.[a](H) I will establish my covenant with him(I) as an everlasting covenant(J) for his descendants after him.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs.

11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old,(A) and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.(B) 12 So Sarah laughed(C) to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord(D) is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’(E) 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord?(F) I will return to you at the appointed time next year,(G) and Sarah will have a son.”(H)

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