SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:1 Â¶ Y fue la vida de Sara ciento veintisiete años; tantos fueron los años de la vida de Sara.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 23:1 Verse 1. And Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old] It is worthy of remark that Sarah is the only woman in the sacred writings whose age, death, and burial are distinctly noted. And she has been deemed worthy of higher honour, for St. Paul, Gal. iv. 22, 23, makes her a type of the Church of Christ; and her faith in the accomplishment of God's promise, that she should have a son, when all natural probabilities were against it, is particularly celebrated in the Epistle to the Hebrews, Heb. xi. 11. Sarah was about ninety-one years old when Isaac was born, and she lived thirty-six years after, and saw him grown up to man's estate. With SARAH the promise of the incarnation of Christ commenced, though a comparatively obscure prophecy of it had been delivered to Eve, chap. iii. 15; and with MARY it terminated, having had its exact completion. Thus God put more honour upon these two women than upon all the daughters of Eve besides. Sarah's conception of Isaac was supernatural; she had passed the age and circumstances in which it was possible, naturally speaking, to have a child; therefore she laughed when the promise was given, knowing that the thing was impossible, because it had ceased to be with her after the manner of women. God allows this natural impossibility, and grants that the thing must be the effect of Divine interposition; and therefore asks, Is any thing too hard for God? The physical impossibility was in creased in the case of Mary, she having no connection with man; but the same power interposed as in the case of Sarah: and we find that when all aptitude for natural procreation was gone, Sarah received strength to conceive seed, and bore a son, from whom, in a direct line, the Messiah, the saviour of the world, was to descend; and through this same power we find a virgin conceiving and bearing a son against all natural impossibilities. Every thing is supernatural in the births both of the type and antitype; can it be wondered at then, if the spiritual offspring of the Messiah must have a supernatural birth likewise? hence the propriety of that saying, Unless a man be born again-born from above-born, not only of water, but of the Holy Ghost, he cannot see the kingdom of God. These may appear hard sayings, and those who are little in the habit of considering spiritual things may exclaim, It is enthusiasm! Who can bear it? Such things cannot possibly be."" To such persons I have only to say, God hath spoken. This is sufficient for those who credit his being and his Bible; nor is there any thing too hard for him. He, by whose almighty power, Sarah had strength to conceive and bear a son in her old age, and by whose miraculous interference a virgin conceived, and the man Christ Jesus was born of her, can by the same power transform the sinful soul, and cause it to bear the image of the heavenly as it has borne the image of the earthly.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-13 - The longest life must shortly come to a close. Blessed be God tha there is a world where sin, death, vanity, and vexation cannot enter Blessed be his name, that even death cannot part believers from unio with Christ. Those whom we most love, yea, even our own bodies, whic we so care for, must soon become loathsome lumps of clays, and be buried out of sight. How loose then should we be to all earthl attachments and adornments! Let us seek rather that our souls be adorned with heavenly graces. Abraham rendered honour and respect to the princes of Heth, although of the ungodly Canaanites. The religio of the Bible enjoins to pay due respect to all in authority, withou flattering their persons, or countenancing their crimes if they ar unworthy characters. And the noble generosity of these Canaanite shames and condemns the closeness, selfishness, and ill-humour of man that call themselves Israelites. It was not in pride that Abraha refused the gift, because he scorned to be beholden to Ephron; but in justice and in prudence. Abraham was able to pay for the field, an therefore would not take advantage of Ephron's generosity. Honesty, a well as honour, forbids us to take advantage of our neighbour' liberality, and to impose, upon those who give freely.
Original Hebrew ויהיו 1961 חיי 2416 שׂרה 8283 מאה 3967 שׁנה 8141 ועשׂרים 6242 שׁנה 8141 ושׁבע 7651 שׁנים 8141 שׁני 8141 חיי 2416 שׂרה׃ 8283