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Genesis 17:15

    Genesis 17:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God said, As for Sarai, your wife, from now her name will be not Sarai, but Sarah.

    Webster's Revision

    And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

    World English Bible

    God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 17:15

    Thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah - See note on Genesis 17:5.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 17:15

    Sarai is now formally taken into the covenant, as she is to be the mother of the promised seed. Her name is therefore changed to Sarah, "princess." Aptly is she so named, for she is to bear the child of promise, to become nations, and be the mother of kings. "Abraham fell upon his face and laughed." From the reverential attitude assumed by Abraham we infer that his laughter sprang from joyful and grateful surprise. "Said in his heart." The following questions of wonder are not addressed to God; they merely agitate the breast of the astonished patriarch. Hence, his irrepressible smile arises not from any doubt of the fulfillment of the promise, but from surprise at the unexpected mode in which it is to be fulfilled. Laughing in Scripture expresses joy in the countenance, as dancing does in the whole body.