Genesis 18:12

12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

Read Genesis 18:12 Using Other Translations

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?"
So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?”

What does Genesis 18:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 18:12

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself
Not for joy of a son, and as pleased with it, believing so it would be; but as disbelieving it, and perhaps deriding it, and confuting it with a laugh, which, though it did not appear in her countenance, was secretly in her heart: saying,
not with her mouth, but in her mind, after I am waxed old,
being almost ninety years of age, shall I have pleasure?
in conception, or rather in having a son, and in suckling and nursing him, and bringing him up; for in bearing and bringing forth is sorrow: and my Lord being old also;
which increased the difficulty and her unbelief: the Apostle Peter seems to have respect to this in ( 1 Peter 3:6 ) .

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