Genesis 21:6

6 Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”

Genesis 21:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
ESV
6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."
NLT
6 And Sarah declared, “God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me.
MSG
6 Sarah said, God has blessed me with laughter and all who get the news will laugh with me!
CSB
6 Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears will laugh with 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 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.”
8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 17:17; Job 8:21; Psalms 126:2; Isaiah 12:6; Isaiah 35:2; Isaiah 44:23; Isaiah 52:9; Isaiah 54:1