“My lord,” he said, “if it pleases you, stop here for a while. Rest in the shade of this tree while water is brought to wash your feet. And since you’ve honored your servant with this visit, let me prepare some food to refresh you before you continue on your journey.” “All right,” they said. “Do as you have said.”
So Abraham ran back to the tent and said to Sarah,
“Hurry! Get three large measures of your best flour, knead
it into dough, and bake some bread.” Then Abraham ran out to
the herd and chose a tender calf and gave it to his servant,
who quickly prepared it. When the food was ready, Abraham
took some yogurt and milk and the roasted meat, and he
served it to the men. As they ate, Abraham waited on them in
the shade of the trees.
“Where is Sarah, your wife?” the visitors asked.
“She’s inside the tent,” Abraham replied.
Then one of them said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!”
Sarah was listening to this conversation from the tent. Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children. So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?”
Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why
did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ Is
anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this
time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was
afraid, so she denied it, saying, “I didn’t laugh.” But the
Lord said, “No, you did laugh.”
The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. And Abraham named their son Isaac. Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded. Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born.