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Genesis 21:6-7

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21:6 Sarah said, “God has made me laugh. 1  Everyone who hears about this 2  will laugh 3  with me.” 21:7 She went on to say, 4  “Who would 5  have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have given birth to a son for him in his old age!”

1 tn Heb “Laughter God has made for me.”

2 tn The words “about this” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

3 sn Sarah’s words play on the name “Isaac” in a final triumphant manner. God prepared “laughter” (צְחֹק, ysÿkhoq ) for her, and everyone who hears about this “will laugh” (יִצְחַק, yitskhaq ) with her. The laughter now signals great joy and fulfillment, not unbelief (cf. Gen 18:12-15).

4 tn Heb “said.”

5 tn The perfect form of the verb is used here to describe a hypothetical situation.



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