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Genesis 18:9-14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Sarah Laughs

“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him.

“There, in the tent,” he answered.

10 The Lord said, “I will certainly come back to you in about a year’s time, and your wife Sarah will have a son!” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance of the tent behind him.

11 Abraham and Sarah were old and getting on in years.[a] Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.[b] 12 So she laughed to herself: “After I have become shriveled up and my lord is old, will I have delight?”

13 But the Lord asked Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Can I really have a baby when I’m old?’ 14 Is anything impossible for the Lord? At the appointed time I will come back to you, and in about a year she will have a son.”

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 18:11 Lit days
  2. Genesis 18:11 Lit The way of women had ceased for Sarah

Luke 1:7-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But they had no children[a] because Elizabeth could not conceive,[b] and both of them were well along in years.[c]

When his division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, it happened that he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense. 10 At the hour of incense the whole assembly of the people was praying outside. 11 An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome with fear.[d] 13 But the angel said to him:

Do not be afraid, Zechariah,
because your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you will name him John.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:7 Lit child
  2. Luke 1:7 Lit Elizabeth was sterile or barren
  3. Luke 1:7 Lit in their days
  4. Luke 1:12 Lit and fear fell on him

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