Genesis 21:5

5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

Genesis 21:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
ESV
5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
NLT
5 Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born.
MSG
5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born.
CSB
5 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

Genesis 21:5 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 21:5

And Abraham was an hundred years old when son Isaac was born
unto him.
] So that this was years after his departure from Haran, and coming into the land of Canaan, for then he was seventy five years of age, ( Genesis 12:4 ) ; and this exactly agrees with the account of Demetrius, as related by Polyhistor, an Heathen writer F15, who makes Isaac to be born just twenty five years from Abraham's coming into the land of Canaan, and who must be now an hundred years old, being ninety nine at the time the Lord appeared unto him, and promised him a son at the set time the next year, ( Genesis 17:1 Genesis 17:21 ) . This is observed, both to show the wonderful favour to Abraham, and the faithfulness of God in the exact performance of his promise: according to Bishop Usher F16, Isaac was born A. M. 2108, and before Christ 1896, and probably at Beersheba, see ( Genesis 21:33 Genesis 21:34 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 21. p. 425.
F16 Annales Vet. Test. p. 9.

Genesis 21:5 In-Context

3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him.
5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”
7 And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 12:4; Hebrews 6:15