Genesis 21:6

6 And Sarah said, 1"God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."

Genesis 21:6 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 21:6

And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh
This she said on occasion of the name of her son Isaac, which name her husband had given him by divine direction, and to which she assented. This doubtless brought to her mind her former laughing, when she first heard that she should have a son, which was in a way of diffidence and distrust; but now God having given her a son, laid a foundation for laughter of another kind, for real, solid, joy and thankfulness: [so that] all that hear will laugh with me;
not laugh at her, and deride her, as Piscator interprets it; but congratulate her, and rejoice with her on this occasion, as on a like one the neighbours of Elisabeth did with her, ( Luke 1:58 ) .

Genesis 21:6 In-Context

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."
7 And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
8 And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Isaiah 54:1; Galatians 4:27]
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