Genesis 11:30 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 11:30, NIV: "Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive."

Genesis 11:30, ESV: "Now Sarai was barren; she had no child."

Genesis 11:30, KJV: "But Sarai was barren; she had no child."

Genesis 11:30, NASB: "Sarai was unable to conceive; she did not have a child."

Genesis 11:30, NLT: "But Sarai was unable to become pregnant and had no children."

Genesis 11:30, CSB: "Sarai was unable to conceive; she did not have a child."

What does Genesis 11:30 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This brief verse sums up a driving force in the lives of Abram and Sarai: Sarai was barren and could not have children. Nevertheless, in the next chapter, God will promise them a child. That promise will not be fulfilled for many years, and will test their faith deeply. When the promise is fulfilled, though, it will be the victorious reassurance that the God of Abraham is trustworthy and true.