The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 21:1–7

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And YHWH remembered Sarah as He had said, and the YHWH did unto Sarah as He had spoken.

And the Lord visited Sarrha, as he said, and the Lord did to Sarrha, as he spoke.

Then the Lord visited Sarah, just as he had promised; and he fulfilled what he had spoken.

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And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

And she conceived and gave birth to a son in her old age, at the time that God had foretold to her.

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And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

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And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

And Abraam circumcised Isaac on the eighth day, as God commanded him.

And he circumcised him on the eighth day, just as God had instructed him,

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And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

when he was one hundred years old. Indeed, at this stage of his father’s life, Isaac was born.

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And Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter for me; every one that heareth will laugh on account of me.'

And Sarrha said, The Lord has made laughter for me, for whoever shall hear shall rejoice with me.

And Sarah said, God has made me to rejoice today exceedingly; everyone that hears the news will rejoice with me.

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And she said: 'Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age.'

And she said, Who shall say to Abraam that Sarrha suckles a child? for I have born a child in my old age.

And again, she said: “Hearing this, who would believe Abraham, that Sarah breast-fed a son, to whom she gave birth, despite being elderly?”