Genesis 17:15-17

Isaac's Birth Promised

15 Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but 1 Sarah shall be her name. 16 "And I will bless her w and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother x of nations; y kings of peoples shall be from her." 17 Then Abraham fell on his face z and laughed, and said in his heart, "Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 18:10
    And He said, "I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son." (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 35:11
    Also God said to him: "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.
    Galatians 4:31
    So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.
    1 Peter 3:6
    As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 17:6
    I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
    Genesis 36:31
    Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:
    1 Samuel 8:22
    So the LORD said to Samuel, "Heed their voice, and make them a king." And Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Every man go to his city.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 17:3
    Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:
    Genesis 18:12
    Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
    Genesis 21:6
    And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.
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