3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

Other Translations of Genesis 21:3

New International Version

3 Abraham gave the name Isaac"Isaac" means "he laughs." to the son Sarah bore him.

English Standard Version

3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.Isaac means he laughs

The Message

3 Abraham named him Isaac.

New King James Version

3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him--whom Sarah bore to him--Isaac.

New Living Translation

3 And Abraham named their son Isaac.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 21:3

Commentary on Genesis 21:1-8

(Read Genesis 21:1-8)

Few under the Old Testament were brought into the world with such expectations as Isaac. He was in this a type of Christ, that Seed which the holy God so long promised, and holy men so long expected. He was born according to the promise, at the set time of which God had spoken. God's promised mercies will certainly come at the time which He sets, and that is the best time. Isaac means "laughter," and there was good reason for the name, Psalm 22:9,10; Hosea 11:1,2.