Parallel Verses

Webster

And he said, I will certainly return to thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

New American Standard Bible

He said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.

King James Version

And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

Then one of them said, "I will certainly return to you in about a year's time. By then, your wife Sarah will have borne a son."

A Conservative Version

And he said, I will certainly return to thee when the season comes round, and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

American Standard Version

And he said, I will certainly return unto thee when the season cometh round; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

Amplified

He said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, I will certainly come back to you in the spring, and Sarah your wife will have a son. And his words came to the ears of Sarah who was at the back of the tent-door.

Darby Translation

And he said, I will certainly return to thee at this time of the year, and behold, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent-door, which was behind him.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Returning, I will return to thee according to the time of life; and behold, a son to Sarah thy wife. And Sarah heard at the door of the tent, and she behind him.

King James 2000

And he said, I will certainly return unto you according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said, "I will certainly return to you {in the spring}, and look, Sarah your wife [will have] a son." Now Sarah [was] listening at the doorway of the tent, and which [was] behind him.

Modern King James verseion

And He said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door which was behind Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "I will come again unto thee as soon as the fruit can live. And lo, Sara thy wife shall have a son." That heard Sara, out of the tent door which was behind his back.

NET Bible

One of them said, "I will surely return to you when the season comes round again, and your wife Sarah will have a son!" (Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, not far behind him.

New Heart English Bible

Then he said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said, I will, surely return, unto thee at the quickening season, - and lo! a son for Sarah thy wife. Now Sarah, was hearkening at the opening of the tent, it, being behind him.

World English Bible

He said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he saith, 'returning I return unto thee, about the time of life, and lo, to Sarah thy wife a son.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I will certainly
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

and, lo, Sarah
שׂרה 
Sarah 
Usage: 38

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

שׂרה 
Sarah 
Usage: 38

it in the tent
אהל 
'ohel 
Usage: 345

פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

References

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Isaac's Birth Promised

9 And they said to him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10 And he said, I will certainly return to thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and far advanced in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.



Cross References

Genesis 21:2

For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Genesis 17:21

But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to thee at this set time in the next year.

Genesis 17:19

And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Genesis 16:10

And the angel of the LORD said to her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Genesis 17:16

And I will bless her, and give thee a son also by her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall proceed from her.

Genesis 18:13-14

And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I certainly bear a child, who am old?

Genesis 22:15-16

And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven the second time,

Judges 13:3-5

And the angel of the LORD appeared to the woman, and said to her, Behold, now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

2 Kings 4:16-17

And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.

Luke 1:13

But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

Romans 9:8-9

That is, They who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Galatians 4:23

But he who was of the bond-woman, was born according to the flesh; but he of the free-woman was by promise.

Galatians 4:28

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

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